Administration

Rev. Msgr. Gregory J. Fairbanks, Hist. E.D., Hist. E.L., M.A., M.Div.

Dean, School of Diaconal Formation
(610) 785-6259
Education

Hist. E.D.

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Hist. E.L.          

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

M.A. 

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA

M.Div. 

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA

B.A. 

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

 
Professional Experience

Faculty

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2015- )

Official

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2008-2015)

Adjunct Spiritual Director          

Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy (2008-2015)

Director

Office for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs (2005-2008)

Faculty

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2005-2008)

Member

Archdiocesan Theological Commission (2005-2008)

Graduate Studies

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (2000-2005)

Director & Chaplain

Temple University Newman Center (1998-2000)

Member

Priests' Compensation & Benefits Committee (1997-2000)

Auditor

Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal (1996-2008)

Clergy Coordinator

Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, Philadelphia North (1993-1999)

Parochial Vicar

Christ the King Parish, Philadelphia, PA (1990-1998)

 
Publications
 
Dissertation: 
 
“The History of the Development of the United States Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the Economy:  Economic Justice for All”
 
 
Articles: 
 
Reconciliation begins with listening, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan. 22, 2015
 
We learn from looking into the eyes of the other, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan. 24, 2014
 
A shared and ever growing path, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan. 22, 2013
 
Relations with the Protestant Christian communities, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan, 2012
 
Relations with Reformed, Baptists and Anabaptists, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan, 2011
 
Strengthening relations with Reformed, Baptists and Anabaptists, L’Osservatore Romano, Jan, 2010
 
Journey through the Holy Land, Catholic Standard and Times, February 2008 
 
Professional Memberships

American Catholic Historical Society (Board member 2016-)

Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia (Board member 2017-)

Professional Endeavors
 
International Catholic-Baptist Conversations (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity – Baptist World Alliance) 2008-2013.
 
International Catholic-Salvation Army Informal Conversations (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity – Salvation Army) 2008-2012.
 
Faith and Order Commission, World Council of Churches (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity staff official), 2008-2014.
 
Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, 2008-2013.
 
International Catholic-Evangelical Conversations (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity – World Evangelical Alliance) 2009-present.
 
International Catholic-Reformed Dialogue (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity – World Communion of Reformed Churches) 2011-2015.
 
International Catholic-Lutheran-Mennonite Dialogue (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity-Lutheran World Federation-Mennonite World Conference) 2012-2015.
 
Member (2005-2008):  Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers.
2005-2008:  Mid-Atlantic Regional Muslim-Catholic Dialogue sponsored by the USCCB and the Islamic Circle of North America.
Presentations
 
Archdiocese of Philadelphia: 
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office Center, May 17, 2006
Presentation on the Da Vinci Code
 
University of St. Thomas, Houston Texas:
2006 Social Justice Institute: “Economic Justice for All”
June 2-3, 2006
Keynote Presentation:  “The drafting process of Economic Justice for All:  How the document was formed.”
 
Live@Issue – Channel 10, Philadelphia, PA:
“Islam and Catholic Relations”
October 1, 2006
 
Mid-Atlantic Regional Muslim-Catholic Dialogue
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, New York
Delivered a paper on the “History of Catholic-Muslim Interaction in Light of Religious Education.”
April 17-19, 2007