Seminary Faculty



Formation Faculty  
Rev. Msgr. James Moroney, Rector
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1976
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B., 1979
Catholic University of America, S.T.L., 1991
Theology and Sacred Liturgy
Rev. Christopher O’Connor, Vice-Rector
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1994; M.Div., 1998
Catholic University of America, Ph.L., 2004
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, S.T.L., 2010
Rev. Joseph Briody
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, B.A., 1991
Pontifical University, Maynooth, B.Ph., 1991; B.D., 1994; S.T.L., 1996
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, L.S.S., 2000
Sacred Scripture
Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P.
Saint Stephen’s College, B.A., 1967; M.A., 1969
Dominican House of Studies, S.T.B., 1970; S.T.L., 1972
Université de Fribourg, S.T.D., 1980
[Curriculum Vitae]
Rev. James J. Conn, S.J.
Fordham University, A.B., M.A., J.D.
Woodstock College, M.Div.
University of Pennsylvania, A.M.
Pontifical Gregorian University, J.C.L., J.C.D.
Canon Law
Rev. Msgr. Cornelius McRae
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1957
University of San Francisco, M.A., 1972
Rev. David A. Pignato
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1992
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1995
Angelicum University, S.T.B., 2000; S.T.L., 2002; S.T.D., 2010
Rev. Edward Riley
Boston College, B.S., 1984
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1996;
M.Div., 2000
Pastoral Formation
Rev. Stephen E. Salocks
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1972
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1979
Pontifical Biblical Institute, S.S.L., 1987
Sacred Scripture
Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell
Saint Louis University, A.B., 1970
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, Th.M.,1976; M.Div.,1976
Stanford University, Ph.D., 1982
University of California, Berkeley, M.L.I.S., 1988
Spiritual Direction Faculty    
Rev. Msgr. John R. McLaughlin, Director of Spiritual Formation
Boston College, B.A., 1980
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1995
Rev. Msgr. Cornelius McRae, Spiritual Director
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1957
University of San Francisco, M.A., 1972
Rev. Joseph F. Scorzello, Spiritual Director
Saint John’s Seminary, B.A., 1966
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B., 1968; S.T.L., 1970
Boston College, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1995
Adjunct Spiritual Directors    
Rev. David Barnes
Rev. Casey Beaumier, S.J.
Rev. David Cavanagh
Rev. John Grimes
Rev. James Mattaliano
Rev. Paul McNellis, S.J.
Rev. Huy Nguyen
Rev. Linh Nguyen
Rev. José Ruisanchez
Rev. Michael Simone S.J.
Rev. Ronald Tacelli, S.J.
Teaching Faculty    
Rev. Peter W. Grover, O.M.V.
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, B.A., S.T.B.
Princeton University Theological Seminary, Th.M.
Boston College, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
   Classical Languages/Scripture
Rev. Dennis McManus
Saint Mary’s College, A.B., 1975
Georgetown University, M.A., 1992
Drew University, D. Litt (Theo), 2003
Sacred Liturgy
Lay Faculty    
Dr. Stephen Fahrig
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, B.S., 1996
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, S.T.L., 2008
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, S.T.D., 2013
Sacred Scripture
Dr. Janet Hunt, FAGO, Director of Sacred Music
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, B.Mus., 1976
Southern Methodist University, M.M., 1978
University of North Texas, D.M.A, 1995
Sacred Music
Prof. Paul Metilly
Franciscan University of Steubenville, B.A., 1993
International Theological Institute, Austria, S.T.M., 1999
Catholic University of America, Ph.L., 2009, Ph.D. (Candidate)
Dr. Ann Orlando
University of New Orleans, B.S.E.S.
Stanford University, M.S.E.E.
Saint John’s Seminary, M.A.
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, S.T.L.; S.T.D.
   Church History
Adjunct Faculty    
Dr. Angelica Avcikurt
University of Chicago, B.A.
Georgetown University, M.A.T.
Hacettepe University, Turkey, Ph.D.
Ohio State University, M.A., Ph.D.
Spanish Language
Dr. Philip Crotty
College of the Holy Cross, A.B.
Harvard University, A.M.
Boston University, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Oxford University, England, M.Sc.
Northeastern University, D.B.A., (Honorary)
Classical Languages
Rev. John J. Grimes
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B.; M.Div.
Andover Newton Theological School, D.Min.
Boston University, S.T.M.; Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling
Rev. Msgr. Robert Johnson
Saint John’s Seminary College, A.B.
Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, M.Div., S.T.B.
University of Notre Dame, M.A.
Sacred Liturgy
Rev. Mark Mahoney
Saint John’s Seminary, B.A., M.Div.
Catholic University of America, J.C.L.
Canon Law
Dr. Leonard Maluf
Magdalene College, B.A.
Latin Pontifical Biblical Institute S.S.L.
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.D.
Sacred Scripture
Dr. Richard A. Spinello
Boston College, A.B., M.B.A.
Fordham University, Ph.D.