RIP Matthew Lamb

Our beloved Fr. Matthew Lamb died early yesterday morning due to complications from blood clotting in his lungs and pulmonary fibrosis. Fr. Lamb was a wonderful and generous friend, colleague, professor, and mentor at AMU. He was also a fine theologian and scholar. The University, the graduate theology program, and the Church owe him a great deal.

JD Flynn has published a short piece on Fr. Lamb at the Catholic News Agency here.

It was a rare homily in which Fr. Lamb didn't mention the "portals of death." Now he has passed through them. He will be greatly missed. Requiescat in pace.

Ave Maria University; Open Position in Theology

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY Department of Theology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Systematic or Moral Theology, with a preference being given to the latter. The successful candidate will demonstrate both speculative engagement with the truth of the Catholic faith and a knowledge of the philosophical resources Systematic and/or Moral theologians d rew upon in relating the truth of faith to human reason. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church and willingness to apply for the Mandatum are required. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans and pedagogical approach that responds the principles proposed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, representative publications, and three letters of reference as attachments to GraduateTheology@AveMaria.Edu or mail to Chairman of the Theology Search Committee, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria FL 34142-9550. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Position is subject to final administrative approval. Ave Maria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program for an Ave Maria conference in honor of Ralph McInerny (update)

The kind people at Ave Maria University has passed along a conference program for the upcoming conference, “Philosophy in Theological Education,” to take place at Ave Maria University in early February. The conference is aptly dedicated to Ralph M. McInerny, whom we lost almost exactly a year ago. I wrote about this conference last year, but here is an updated program (in MS Word format).

Conference on Philosophy in Theological Education honoring Ralph McInerny

The good people at Ave Maria University will be sponsoring a conference in February of 2011 (Feb. 10-12, 2011) honoring the late Ralph M. McInerny. The conference’s rationale and line-up is as follows:

A cornerstone of Catholic intellectual life is the teaching that the light of Catholic truth does not dim, let alone extinguish, the God-given light of reason. Faith in Jesus Christ heals, strengthens and elevates the light of reason. The excellent scholars at this Conference on Philosophy in Theological Education will explore how the love of wisdom and the intellectual life should inform the eduction of theologians. This is a theme dear to the heart and mind of the great philosopher and Catholic intellectual, Ralph McInerny. His labors for the renewal of Catholic intellectual culture will be fittingly honored and celebrated at the Conference.
  • Fr Charles Morerod, OP (Keynote Speaker)
  • Timothy Bellamah, OP
  • John Boyle
  • Romanus Cessario, OP
  • Brian Daley, SJ
  • Michael Dauphinais
  • Lawrence Dewan, OP
  • Gilles Emery, OP
  • Kevin Flannery, SJ
  • Marc Guerra
  • Thomas S. Hibbs
  • Reinhard Hütter
  • Joseph Koterski, SJ
  • Matthew L. Lamb
  • Steven A. Long
  • Guy Mansini, OSB
  • John O’Callaghan
  • Kevin White
  • Thomas Joseph White, OP
Plus an encomium of Dr McInerny by Michael Novak (per the PDF).

You can download also download a PDF of the conference’s main features, download the conference’s program, or can download the registration form.