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Dr. James Pauley

Dr. James Pauley

Professor of Theology and Catechetics

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Dr. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is author of the book, Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, July 2017). In 2014, Dr. Pauley was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to the new evangelization. Dr. Pauley began working as a parish catechetical leader in 1989 and has served professionally in parish, diocesan and university catechetical formation for more than twenty-five years. Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2014, he is a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. James is married to Katrina and they are blessed with three beautiful daughters.

  • S.T.D. The Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake (2014)
  • S.T.L. The Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake (2009)
  • M.A. Theology and Christian Ministry – Franciscan University of Steubenville (1997)
  • B.A. Theology – Franciscan University of Steubenville (1995)
  • Professor of Theology and Catechetics (Franciscan University of Steubenville) 2002-present
  • Editor, The Catechetical Review (Franciscan University of Steubenville) January 2015-present
  • Director of Adult Faith Formation (St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Phoenix, AZ) 2001-2002
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry Training and Programs (Archdiocese of Washington, DC) 2000-2001
  • Coordinator of Catechist Formation (Archdiocese of Washington DC) 1997-2000
  • Published Liturgical Catechesis in the Twenty-First Century: A School of Discipleship with Liturgy Training Publications (Chicago, 2017)
  • Published “Renewing Liturgical Catechesis: Towards the Cultivation of Desire for God,” Antiphon 21:1 (January, 2017)
  • University of Notre Dame, Center for Liturgy – Delivered Keynote Address at symposium on liturgy and the New Evangelization: “Liturgical Catechesis: An Apprenticeship in Mystery and Mission” (June, 2016)
  • Delivered the Hillenbrand Distinguished Lecture at the Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary: “Today’s Declining Sacramental Practice: A Catechetical Vision for Revitalization” (April 16, 2015)
  • Keynote Address, Diocese of Phoenix Convocation of Deacons (Jan. 24, 2015)
  • Appointed editor of Franciscan University’s new journal, The Catechetical Review (2014)
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• Jan., 2018 “Editor’s Reflections: John Paul II and Redemptive Suffering,” The Catechetical Review

• Oct., 2017 “Editor’s Reflections: Christian Friendship – A Foretaste,” The Catechetical Review

• July, 2017, “Editor’s Reflections: Today’s Catechist – Chosen and Empowered,” The Catechetical Review

Full List

• April 2017, “Editor’s Reflections: Divine Generosity,” The Catechetical Review

• Jan 2017, “Renewing Liturgical Catechesis: Towards the Cultivation of Desire for God,” Antiphon 21:1

• Jan 2017, “Editor’s Reflections: Conscience and Truth,” The Catechetical Review

• Oct 2016, “Editor’s Reflections: The Mystery of Love Made Present,” The Catechetical Review

• July 2016, “Editor’s Reflections: Missionary Creativity in Support of the Family,” The Catechetical Review

• April 2016, “Editor’s Reflections: Thirsty Flowers,” The Catechetical Review

• Jan. 2016, “Editor’s Reflections: Dialog: A Gesture of Mercy,” The Catechetical Review

• Oct. 2015, “Editor’s Reflections: The Divine Encounter,” The Catechetical Review

• July 2015, “Editor’s Reflections: Towards a New Cultural Catholicism,” The Catechetical Review

• April 2015, “Editor’s Reflections: Whatever Happens, We are Awaited by Love,” The Catechetical Review

• Jan 2015, “Editor’s Reflections: Communicating Christ for a New Evangelization,” The Catechetical Review

• Oct. 2014, “Editor’s Notes: The Sacrament of Marriage: Caught Up into Divine Love,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2014, “Editor’s Notes: Christ In You: The Wellspring of Leadership,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• Spring 2013, “Student Spotlight: An Interview with Educator Professor James Pauley,” Tidings: the Bulletin of the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake

• October 2008 “Communicating the Wonder of the Deposit of Faith,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2008 “Explaining Liturgical Signs,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• April 2008 “Catechetical Methodology and the Liturgy,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• January 2008 “Pope Benedict on the Importance of ‘Mystagogical Catechesis,’” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• October 2007 “The Inter-Relation Between Liturgy and Catechesis: An Introduction,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2007 “The Compendium, Catechetical Method and the ‘M-Word,’” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• April 2007 “Practical Suggestions for Using Sacred Art Catechetically,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• January 2007 “Using Sacred Art in Catechesis,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• October 2006 “Overcoming Indifference to Beauty in Catechesis,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2006 “The Power of Beauty in Catechetical Methodology,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• April 2006 “The Relationship Between Content and Catechetical Methodology,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• January 2006 “The Unique Methodology of St. John Bosco – Part II,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• Advent/Christmas 2005 “Celebrating Christmas: Catholic Style,” Share the Word (Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association)

• October 2005 “The Unique Methodology of St. John Bosco – Part I,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2005 “The Catechist’s Love,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• April 2005 “Prayer: The Soul of Every Method,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• January 2005 “A Young Couple’s Ray of Light on a Dark Day,” Share the Word (Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association)

• January 2005 “Atmospheric Changes: The Impact of the Learning Space on Catechesis,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• October 2004 “Presenting Christ and Everything in Relation to Him,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• July 2004 “The Important Role of Method in Teaching the Faith,” The Sower: Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• June 2001 “Reaching Out to the Young and the Restless” Share the Word (Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association)

• April/May 2001, “Book Review: Step By Step Through Scripture” (Ave Maria Press), Momentum – Journal of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

• July 2000, “God’s Amazing Love: The Fulfillment of the Human Heart,” Catholic Faith Magazine

• April 2000, “Ten Ways to be an Evangelizing Catechist,” The Sower – Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish

• February 2000, “The Vocation of the Catechist,” The Catholic Standard

• September 1999, “The Catechist Planting, Cultivating Seeds of Faith,” The Catholic Standard

• July 1998, “Answering Life’s Most Significant Question: Why Do We Exist?” Catholic Faith Magazine

• May 1998, “Sharing Christ’s Light,” The Catholic Standard

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