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Background

Dr. Marc DelMonico is a professional theologian and ministry consultant for Catholic and Christian parishes, communities and organizations, with additional significant capabilities in project management, online media, and organizational communications and visioning. He is the incoming Assistant Director of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry & Service in the Secretariat on Catholic Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Marc 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, particularly the theology of the church and ecumenism. He also has an extensive academic background in Catholic theology of liturgy and worship, and over 25 years of experience in ritual planning and enactment, liturgical environment and music, adult catechesis and faith formation, pastoral care and faith-based justice advocacy.

Dr. DelMonico is also an adjunct professor of theology at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. His ministerial background has provided him opportunities to serve in various Catholic parishes, communities and organizations, including as a consultant on a number of projects at the intersection of theology, ministry, and mission. His ecumenical and interfaith ministry opportunities have also been very fruitful.

Additionally, Marc possesses experience in strategic project management for non-profits, small businesses and other clients as part of his work as a managing team member with Perisphere Media, a Washington, D.C.-based web design and digital communications studio.

Dr. DelMonico is available to offer

  • ministry-focused workshops,
  • days of reflection,
  • ministry assessment, leadership and visioning workshops,
  • liturgical evaluations and development services,
  • faith-based social justice advocacy strategies and development and
  • public lectures on various theological topics.

He is also available for strategizing implementation of digital communications techniques, including website development and deployment, in conjunction with the team of Perisphere Media.

To request Marc’s services for your parish, community or organization, please complete this online contact form.

Recent Publications

Find out about my recent articles, books, and new media presentations – academic and otherwise – covering a wide range of topics across diverse subjects.

Theological Inquiry and Leadership in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Insights from Blessed Oscar Romero

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.

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‘Communication, Communion and Conflict in the Theologies of Gregory Baum and Patrick Granfield’

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.

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Recent Updates

Stay informed about my recent activities and take the opportunity to learn more about events, issues, books, music and other interests related to theology, ministry, advocacy and communications.

Reflections on the Word: Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels – October 2, 2021

Guardian angels are a part of the entire vision of care which God desires for the church and for the whole human community. It is appropriate as the Church begins observance of Respect Life Month, that we hear of God’s own duty of care which is part of God’s own nature of love for each of us. And it is fitting that we begin this month reminding ourselves of the Guardian Angels who stand watch over each and every human life.

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USCCB Subcommittee Approves Certification Competencies for Catholic Correctional Chaplains

In my role as Director of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry at the USCCB, it has been a privilege to work with colleagues in the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains as they in turn have worked with the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service to develop these innovative and comprehensive competencies, which will help prepare Catholics across the country for the vital work of providing spiritual care for those who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration in any way, including those in immigrant detention.

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