Dr. Marc DelMonico is a professional Catholic theologian and ministry consultant with over 30 years of combined experience in a wide variety of Catholic ministerial endeavors ranging from development and implementation of standards and resources for Catholic lay ecclesial ministers, the practice of Catholic and ecumenical liturgy in intercultural contexts and the art of its implementation, to faith-based justice and advocacy, to parish-based ministerial trainings and national ministry workshops.
He is currently the Director of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Dr. DelMonico is a scholar and teacher in the field of Catholic theology, having studied it broadly for over 20 years, with a specific focus in systematic theology. His professional theological training and research interests are in Catholic systematic theology. He has over 6 years combined experience as a highly rated theology professor to undergraduates, college-educated adults and graduate students. He also possesses a wide range of business project management and experience.
This essay is published in a book by Routledge Press released in June 2018, “Religious Scholars as Public Intellectuals,” as part of the Routledge Studies in Religion Series, and examines some ways in which then-Blessed (now Saint) Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador confronted ‘post-truth’ political and cultural forces in his ministry and examines insights that can be garnered for confronting similar social discourse today.read more
This is the abstract of the dissertation which I submitted for my Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America. It examines the understandings of the church in the writings of two contemporary North American Roman Catholic theologians, Gregory Baum (b. 1923) and Fr. Patrick Granfield, OSB (1930-2014). The work analyzes the complementary scholarship of Baum and Granfield with respect to the understanding of the church as communion as it emerged in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s and their related efforts to encourage fresh examinations of the church’s engagement with the world in dialogue and action. I also analyze their proposals for the updating of the Catholic Church’s internal governing structures in ways which reflect that ecclesiology of communion. articulated by the Council.read more
The Gospel from St. Luke reminds us that the historical time of Christ’s birth was filled with social unrest and dislocation. But it is in the midst of these challenges that God becomes present in the flesh to us.
Many times we look back on the Christmas story and romanticize it. In fact, it was in no way an easy or certain journey for Joseph and Mary. Their story and their faithful courage in responding to God gives us strength as we ourselves move through often uncertain times.