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Clifford, Catherine E.   Clifford, Catherine E.
Full Professor
Program: Systematic and Historical Theology
Office : GIG364
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2281
Email: cclifford@ustpaul.ca


Research Activities:

Ecumenical Studies; Sacramental Theology; Ecclesiology; Vatican II

Education:

Ph.D. (Theology), University of St. Michael's College, Toronto

S.T.L., Université de Fribourg

B.A. (Hons. Religious Studies), University of Waterloo.

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Courses taught:

The Church in an Ecumenical Age

“Vatican II: Did Anything Happen?”

Doctoral Seminar

The Ecumenical and Interreligious Context of Ministry

Publications:

- Books authored

1. Catherine E. Clifford and Richard R. Gaillardetz, Keys to the Council : Unlocking the Teaching of the Council. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012.

2. Catherine E. Clifford & Richard R. Gaillardetz. As “Chaves” do Concílio: à Descoberta do Vaticano II. São Paulo: Paulinas Editora, 2012.

3. Groupe des Dombes, “One Teacher”: Doctrinal Authority in the Church. Translated by Catherine E. Clifford. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

4. Catherine E. Clifford, Francis Morrisey, Pierre Hurtubise. 25 Questions sur le pape. Montréal : Novalis, 2009.

5. The Groupe des Dombes: A Dialogue of Conversion. American University Studies, Series VII, Theology and Religion. Vol. 231. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

- Books edited

1. Michael Attridge, Catherine E. Clifford, Gilles Routhier, eds. Vatican II: Expériences canadiennes / Canadian Experiences. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2011.

2.Groupe des Dombes, For the Communion of the Churches. Catherine E. Clifford, ed. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

3. Catherine E. Clifford, ed. A Century of Prayer for Christian Unity. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009.

4.Catherine E. Clifford and John Gibaut, eds. “Gifts from the East: Anglican-Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue,” Special Issue THEOFORUM 39/2 (2008).

Refereed Chapters in Books

1. “Lonergan, The Development of Doctrine, and the Reception of Ecumenical Consensus,” in Going Beyond Essentialism: Bernard J. F. Lonergan – An Atypical Scholastic. Cloe Taddei-Ferretti, ed. 243-258. Napoli: Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filisofici, 2012.

2. “Gleanings from Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue,” Recent Progress in East-West Dialogue (tentative), Peter de Mey, ed. (Forthcoming).

3. “Elementa ecclesiae: A Basis for the Recognition of the Ecclesial Character of non-Catholic Christian Communities,” in Gilles Routhier, Philippe Roy, Karim Schelkens (eds.), La théologie catholique entre intransigeance et renouveau. La réception des mouvements préconciliaires par Vatican II, Bibliothèque de la Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique, 65. Pp. 249-269, Turnhout, 2012.

4. “Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada: Receiving Unitatis Redintegratio ” in Vatican II: Expériences canadiennes / Canadian Experiences. 534-558. Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 2011.

5. “L’herméneutique d’un principe herméneutique: La hiérarchie des vérités, » dans L’autorité des autorités : L’herméneutique théologique de Vatican II. Gilles Routhier et Guy Jobin, eds. 69-91. Paris : Cerf, 2010.

6. « Editor’s Introduction, » For the Communion of the Churches : The Contribution of the Groupe des Dombes. 1-11. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

7. “Die spirituelle Bildung von kirchlichen Mitarbeiten: eine kanadische Perspective,” in Gesendet in den Weinberg des Hernn: Laien in der katholischen Kirche huete und morgen. Erfurter Theologische Schriften, 35. Benedikt Kranemann und Myriam Wijlens, eds. 141-162, Erfurt: Echter, 2010.

8. “Prayer: The Soul of Ecumenical Renewal,” in A Century of Prayer for Christian Unity. 11-23. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009.

-Non-refereed Chapters in Books

1. “Marie dans le dialogue oecuménique,” Medjugorje : Regards sur les « messages officiels », Sous la direction de Robin Dancause. 149-183. Paris : Éditions Sakramento149-183.

2. Rausch, Thomas P. Catholicism in the Third Millennium. Revised Edition. Focus questions and glossary by Catherine E. Clifford. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2003.

-Papers in refereed Journals

1. « Ecumenism » in Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert Segal. Leiden and Boston: Brill (Forthcoming 2013).

2.“La Conversion de l’Église: une option fondamentale à confirmer, » Unité des chrétiens 164 : 17-19, 2012.

3. “Unity and Mission one Hundred Years On,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 46: 329-342, 2011.

4. Catherine E. Clifford and Richard R. Gaillardetz, “Re-Imaging the Ecclesial/Prophetic Vocation of the Theologian” Louvain Studies 34: 336-360, 2010.

5. “Reform and the Development of Doctrine: An Ecumenical Endeavor,” The Jurist 71/1: 35-58, 2011.

6. “Crisis in the Church?: Theological Roundtable – Excommunication – Communication – a Response to Peter Hünermann,” in Horizons 36/2: 285-340, at 318-326, 2009.

7. “Kenosis and the Church,” One in Christ 43/2: 2-5, 2009.

8. “A New Phase of the Ecumenical Movement” THEOFORUM 39/2: 235-252, 2008.

9. Catherine E. Clifford and John S. H. Gibaut, “Introduction,” Special Issue THEOFORUM 39/2: 131-132, 2008.

10. “The Local Church and Its Bishop in Ecumenical Perspective,” The Jurist 69/1: 59-83, 2009.

11. “The Ecumenical Context of Dignitatis Humanae: Forty Years After Vatican II,” Science et Esprit [Mélanges Thomas Potvin, o.p.] 59/2-3: 387-403, 2007.

12. “The Collaboration of Theology and Canon Law in Light of Lonergan’s Theory,” Studia
Canonica 40/1: 117-136, 2006.

13. “Emerging Consensus on Collegiality and Catholic Ecumenical Responsibility,” The
Jurist 64/2 : 332-360, 2004.

14. “Kenosis and the Path to Communion,” The Jurist 64/1 : 21-34, 2004.

15. “La pratique oecuménique de la théologie,” Laval théologique et philosophique 60/1 : 53-64, 2004.

16. « Marie dans le dialogue œcuménique, » THEOFORUM 34 : 355-374, 2003.

17. “Reflections on the Nature and Purpose of the Church: Catholic Theological Society of America,” Ecumenical Trends 32/9 : 1-9, 2003.

18. “Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 40/3: 229-244, 2003.

19. “Dialogue and Method: Learning from the Groupe des Dombes,” One in Christ 38 : 42-57, 2003.

20. “Lonergan’s Contribution to Ecumenism,” Theological Studies 63 : 521-538, 2002.

21. Attridge, Michael, Patricia Beattie, Catherine Clifford, et al, “A Reflection on The Nature and Purpose of the Church. A Stage on the Way to a Common Statement,” One in Christ 37 : 81-95, 2002.

22. “The Joint Declaration, Method, and the Hermeneutics of Consensus” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 38: 79-94, 2001.

23. “A Ministry of Communion for the Whole Church: proposals for Conversion,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 35/3-4: 370-379, 1998.

24. "Reception of the Final Report: Beyond Strengthened Agreement," One In Christ 32: 130-148, 1996.

25. “The Protestant Monastic Community of Grandchamp: History and Spirituality,” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 26/3: 227-245, 1991.

-Reviews in Refereed Journals

“Review of Douglas M. Koskela, Ecclesiality and Ecumenism: Yves Congar and the Road to Unity (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette UP, 2008),” in Logos 52: 142-146, 2011.

“Review of Jarislav Z. Skira and Michael S. Attridge, eds. In God’s Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in Honour of Michael A. Fahey, S.J. Leuven: Leuven UP / Peeters, 2006,” in Logos 54/3-4: 401-404, 2010.

“Review of Lorelei F. Fuchs, Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008,” in Ecumenical Review 61/3: 357-359, 2009.

« A Review of Gabriel Flynn, Yves Congar: Theologian of the Church. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, 32. Louvain: Peeters, 2005. 503 + xvi pp,” in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 48 : 117-122, 2007.

« A Review of Claude Geffré, De Babel à Pentecôte. Essais de théologie interreligieuse. Cogitatio Fidei 247. Paris : Les Éditions du Cerf, 2006. 363 pp.» Theological Studies 68:461-462, 2007.

“A Review of Review of James F. Puglisi, ed. Liturgical Renewal as a Way to Christian Unity. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005, 232 pp., “ in Studia Canonica 39/1-2: 391-393, 2005.

“A Review of: Ghislain Lafont, Imagining the Catholic Church: Structured Communion in the Spirit. Trans. John J. Burkhard. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. ix + 225 pp.” in The Jurist 63: 194-196, 2003.

“A Review of: Genevieve Glen, Ed. Recovering the Riches of Anointing. A Study of the Sacrament of the Sick. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2002.” In Studia Canonica 36/2 : 553-555, 2003.

-Papers in refereed conference proceedings

1. “The Word and Sacrament in Ecumenical Dialogue,” Church-Ecumenism Topic Session, Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-seventh Annual Convention, Saint Louis, MO, June 7-10, 2012. Kent Lasnowski, ed. http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ctsa/article/view/2196

2. “Church of Saints and Sinners: Ecclesiological Challenges Arising from Ecumenical Encounters,” Catholic Theological Association of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-sixth Annual Convention, San José California, June 9-13, 2011. Vol. 66. Jonathan Tan, ed. Cincinnati: Xavier University, 2011. (Submitted)

3. “Catherine E. Clifford and Richard R. Gaillardetz, “Re-Imaging the Ecclesial/Prophetic Vocation of the Theologian” Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, June 10-13, 2010. Vol. 65. Jonathan E. Tan, ed. 43-62. Cincinnati: Xavier University, 2010.

4. “International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology,” in Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, June 10-13, 2010. Vol. 65. Jonathan E. Tan, ed. 109-110. Cincinnati: Xavier University, 2010.

5. “Spiritual, Not Spiritualized Ecumenism,” International Conference on “Receptive Ecumenism and Ecclesial Learning: Learning to be Church Together,” Durham University, England, January 10-14, 2009. (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
http://www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk/?page_id=224

6. “Kenosis and the Church,” International Conference on “Receptive Ecumenism and Ecclesial Learning: Learning to be Church Together,” Durham University, England, January 10-14, 2009. (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press)
http://www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk/?page_id=224

7. “Called to be a Learning Church,” International Conference on “Receptive Ecumenism and Ecclesial Learning: Learning to be Church Together,” Durham University, England, January 10-14. (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press) http://www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk/?page_id=224

8. “Lonergan, The Development of Doctrine, and the Reception of Ecumenical Consensus,”
International Lonergan Workshop: Beyond the Essential Lonergan, May 12-16, Naples, Italy. http://www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/microsoft-word-cathyclifford-intenational-lonergan-workshop-08.pdf.

9. “Select Session: The Bishop’s Participation in the Threefold Office of Christ,” Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings, 2007.

10. “Dialogue and Method: Linking Theological Consensus and Ecumenism of Life,” Ökumene des Lebens als Herausforderung der wissenschaftlichen Theologie /Ecumenism of Life as a Challenge for Academic Theology,Proceedings, of the 14th Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica.. Beiheft zur ökumenischen Rundschau Nr. 82. Bernd Jochen Hilberath, Ivana Noble, Johannes Oeldemann, Peter de May, eds. 209-223. Frankfurt am Main: Otto Lembeck, 2008.

11. Communautés et ministères : nouvelles problématiques,” in Actes du colloque ‘Communautés et ministères,’ Torhout, Belgium, May 30-June 4, 2005. www.lumenonline.net/claronline/document/.../communuates_et_ministeres/9. communuates¬_et_ministeres.doc

12.“Ecclesiology: The Church’s Mission and Ecumenical Dialogue,” Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Fifty-sixth Annual Convention 56 : 160-162, 2001.

- Papers in non peered-reviewed journal, by invitation

1. “Ongoing Renewal: Growing in Christian Unity” in America 207/9 (October 8, 2012) ; online version at http://americamagazine.org/issue/5153/article/ongoing-renewal

2. “The Founding of ARC Canada,” Ecumenism 182: 6-10, 2011.

3. “The ‘Ministerial Corps’ of the Local Church,” Celebrate 49/6 : 14-15, 2010.

4. “Understanding the Ordained Priesthood Today,” Celebrate 49/5 : 16-17, 2010.

5. “The Permanent Diaconate Today,” Celebrate 49/4: 16-17, 2010.

6. “The Local Church: Called to Form Lay Ministers,” Celebrate 49/3: 6-7, 2010.

7. “Lay Ecclesial Ministries in Canada: A Thumbnail Sketch,” Celebrate 49/2: 6-7, 2010.

8. “Ministry : Crisis or Opportunity ?,” Celebrate 49/1 : 6-7, 2010.

9. « Un essai d’actualisation : Que retenir pour aujourd’hui? » Gaudium et Spes 1965-2005, Assemblée des évêques catholique de Québec, 2006, pp. 47-54.

10. “Le Da Vinci Code, le sacré féminin et la tradition chrétienne,” Prêtre et Pasteur 110/1:36-42 et 110/2 : 95-101, 2007.

11. “The Eucharist and Ecumenical Culture,” Celebrate 44/6 : 15-19, 2005.

12. “L’œcuménisme tranquille,” Vie Liturgique 348 : 62-63, 10 octobre au 22 novembre 2004.

13. “The Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Dialogue in Canada,” Ecumenism 152 : 11-13, 2003 [French Translation: Œcuménisme 152: 11-13, 2003].

14. “Liturgiam Authenticam: Some Implications for the Future,” Celebrate 41/6 : 24-31, 2002.

15. “Ecumenism as Spirituality and Vocation,” in Benedictine Bridge 9 : 6-8, 2002.

16. “The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on Justification by Faith: Lessons Learned and Pastoral Challenges Ahead,” Ecumenism 141 : 23-27, 2001 [French Translation in Oecuménisme 141 : 25-30, 2001].

17. “A Wake Up Call: Ecumenical Formation for All,” Ecumenism 133: 14-19, 1999 [French translation in Oecuménisme 133:14-20, 1999].

18. Sister Françoise, “Grandchamp: A Contemplative Community,” Ecumenism 98 :28-30, 1990. Trans. Catherine E. Clifford.