Michael E. Connors C.S.C
Associate Professional Specialist
Associate Professional Specialist in Theology, Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics
B.A., Illinois College, 1977 [History and Political Science]
M.Div., University of Notre Dame, 1983
Th.D., Toronto School of Theology/Regis College/University of Toronto, 1997 [Pastoral Theology]
Research and Teaching Interests
Connors' scholarly interests include pastoral ministry, preaching, inculturation, Latino theology, and spirituality. His book, Inculturated Pastoral Planning: The U.S. Hispanic Experience (Gregorian University Press, 2001), examines the U.S. bishops' 1986 document The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry from the point of view of the theology of inculturation.
Ed. 2017. What We Have Heard and Seen: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World (papers from the 2015 Notre Dame preaching conference). Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock/Pickwick Publications, forthcoming, 2017.
Ed. 2016. To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.
Ed. 2014. We Preach Christ Crucified. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.
2016. “Preaching Lent in the Year of Mercy.” Church Life (February 2016).
2016. “Effective Catholic Preaching.” Four-part series in Church Life (Sept. 2016-Jan. 2017).
2016. "Preaching as Worship: Progress and Ongoing Issues in Roman Catholicism," Church Life Journal. http://churchlife.nd.edu/2016/07/11/preaching-as-worship/
2016. "Preaching at the Easter Fire," Church Life Journal. http://churchlife.nd.edu/2016/03/31/preaching-at-the-easter-fire/
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