Michael Connors, CSC

Michael Connors, CSC

Associate Professor of the Practice


Th.D. Regis College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto

Research and Training Interests

Homiletics, Pastoral/Practical Theology, Inculturation

Selected Publications

Monograph:  Preaching for Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2017.

Monograph: Inculturated Pastoral Planning: the U.S. Hispanic Experience. Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University, 2001.

Edited volume: We Preach Christ Crucified. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2014.

Edited volume: To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2016.

Edited volume: What We Have Heard and Seen: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock/Pickwick Publications, 2017.

Edited volume: Effective Preaching: Bringing People into an Encounter with God. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2019.

Edited volume: Preaching as Spiritual Leadership: Guiding the Faithful as Mystic and Mystagogue.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2021.


A Holy Cross priest, Fr. Connors hails from the Chicago area. As a pastoral/practical theologian and homiletician, his interests range over the variety of practices that make up the Christian Church.


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