Faculty & Staff

Rev. Robert A. Pesarchick, B.A., M.Div., M.A, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Professor of Systematic Theology
(610) 785-6204

Reverend Robert Pesarchick was Faculty Assistant at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy from 1996-1999 and Adjunct Faculty at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Religious Studies Division from 1997-2000. In 2002 he was appointed to the Faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and as a Formation Advisor for Seminarians. In 2002 he was appointed Academic Dean, Theology Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. In 2007 he received promotion in rank to Associate Professor, and in 2010 promotion in rank to Professor, Systematic Theology.  In 2015 Father was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs.  He serves as Chair, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Speaker Approval Commission and as a Censor Librorum, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Education
 
B.A.                Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1983-1987
 
M.Div.            Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1987-1990
 
M.A.               Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1987-1991
 
S.T.L.             Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy,  1995-1997
 
S.T.D.            Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1997-2000
Professional Experience
 
Parochial Vicar Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem, PA (1991-1993)
 
Weekend Assistant Blessed Teresa Parish, Limerick, PA (2000- )
 
Faculty Assistant Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1996-1999)
 
Adjunct Faculty Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (1997-2000)
 
Faculty Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2000- )
 
Theological Commission Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2000- )
 
Chair, Theological Commission, 10th Synod Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2000-2002)
 
Speaker Approval Commission Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2001- )
 
Chair, Systematic Theology Department Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2001-2002)
 
Academic Dean, Theology Division Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2002- )
 
Acting Chair, Systematic Theology Department Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2005-2007)
 
Censor Librorum Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2006- )
 
Associate Professor, Systematic Theology Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007-2010)
 
Professor, Systematic Theology Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2010- )
Professional Memberships
 
Mariological Society of American (2001- )
 
East Coast Academic Deans Association (2002- )
 
Society for Catholic Liturgy (2007- )
 
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (2008- )
Publications
 
Trinitarian Foundation of Human Sexuality according to Hans Urs von Balthasar Tesi Gregoriana, Rome, Italy (2000)
 
“Why abolishing Celibacy will not lead to more vocations” Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia, PA (September 17, 2003)
 
"Worship in accord with the Logos: Incarnation, Liturgy, and Inculturation"   Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, volume 13, No. 1 (2009)
 
"Catechesis: Teaching What God has taught Us,"  Teaching Aid for Catechetical Sunday United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (2009)
 
"Called to participate: Understanding baptismal and ministerial priesthood,"  Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2010)
 
"Why does the priest have to be a man?" Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia, PA (January 28, 2010)
 
“Men of Faith: Priests and Church Teaching” in Faithful in Christ: The Ministry and Life of the Catholic Priest. ed. By Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R. Leonine Publishers, Pheonix AZ. (2011)
 
“Contrasting Perspectives on the Participation of the Laity in Priestly Ministry” in Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, volume 15, No. 2 (2011)
Professional Endeavors
 
"The Eucharist: A Sacrifice of the Church,” Summer Conference, Religious Studies Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2000)
 
“The Significance of the CDF Document Dominus Iesus,” Parishes of Cluster 31 (Fall 2000)
 
“Ordinary and Universal Magisterium in the Thought of John Paul II,” Summer Conference, Religious Studies Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2001)
 
“Mary in the Mystery of the New Covenant,” Summer Conference, Religious Studies Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2002)
 
“The Sacramental Identity of the Deacon,” Permanent Diaconate Program Continuing Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2003)
 
“The Apostolicity of the Church and the Eucharist in the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia,” Core Group of Major Religious Superiors and Archdiocesan Administrators, Archdiocese of Philadelphia (October 2004)
 
“The Christological and Ecclesiological Significance of the Immaculate Conception,” Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Marian Day 2005)
 
Society for Catholic Liturgy, “Pope Benedict XVI & the Liturgy: ‘Worship in accord with the Logos’: The Incarnation, the Liturgy and Inculturation” (2007)
 
Lay Ecclesial Ministers – “Contrasting Perspectives on the Participation of the Laity in Priestly Ministry”, Mount St. Mary Seminary, (2008)
 
"Pope Benedict and the Theology of the Liturgy," National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Address, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, November 2009
 
"Contrasting Perspectives on the Participation of the Laity in Priestly Ministry," Society for Catholic Liturgy, Annual Conference, January 28-31, 2010, Greenville, South Carolina
 
"Men of Faith: Priest and Church Teaching," John Cardinal Krol Chair Lecture Series, March 2, 2010.
 
“The Priest: Faithful Herald” [Deposit of Faith], Ongoing Formation for Diocesan Priests—Archdiocese of Philadelphia, March 13, April 10, April 24, 2013.