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Rev. Msgr.

Michael K. Magee

Dean, School of Theological Studies; Chair of Systematic Theology Department & Full Professor of Systematic Theology and Sacred Scripture

• Phone: (610) 785-6292

• E-mail: mmagee@scs.edu

Monsignor Michael Magee, SSL, STD, ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on May 18, 1991, is Dean of the School of Theological Studies and Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Systematic Theology as well as Full Professor of the Systematic Theology and Sacred Scripture Departments. In addition, he serves as a Formation Advisor and a member of the Theological Seminary Formation Committee. He currently teaches Fundamental Theology, the Theology of Grace, Ecclesiology, the Pentateuch, Johannine Literature, and the Sacraments of Penance and Anointing. At various times in the past he has also taught courses for the School of Theological Studies (formerly the Graduate School of Theology and Religious Studies Division), including courses in the Old Testament, Fundamental Theology and the Theology of the Church. He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2014.
EDUCATION
  • S.T.D. - Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (2006)
  • S.T.L. - Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (1998)
  • S.S.L. - Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy (1997)
  • M.A. - Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (1991)
  • M.Div. - Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (1990)
  • B.S.Econ. - Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1984)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Dean, School of Theological Studies St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2020-present)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2015-2021)
  • Member of Revision Team for the text of Luke-Acts, Revised New American Bible New Testament The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (2015-present))
  • Full Professor, Department of Systematic Theology St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2014-present)
  • Full Professor, Department of Sacred Scripture St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2014-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sacred Scripture St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2010-2014)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Systematic Theology St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Council of Priests Archdiocese of Philadelphia (2008-2011)
  • Chair, Systematic Theology Department St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Systematic Theology St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007-2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sacred Scripture St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007-2010)
  • Weekend Assistant Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, Fairless Hills, PA (2007-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1999-2000)
  • Official Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Rome (1998-2007)
  • Adjunct Faculty St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Religious Studies Division (1996-1997)
  • Parochial Vicar Holy Innocents Parish, Philadelphia, PA (1991-1994)
PUBLICATIONS
  • “The Implications of Exegetical Method for Lectio Divina: John 6 as Treated in Three Commentaries,” in Piercing the Clouds: Lectio Divina and Preparation for Ministry. Catholic Theological Formation Series. K. Zilverberg and S. Carl, eds. (Saint Paul, MN: Saint Paul Seminary Press, 2021), 31-51.
  • “Looking but Not Always Seeing: the Relevance of Johannine Irony to the New Evangelization.” Originally delivered as a paper for the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Conference entitled The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Catholic Faith: the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul, MN, June 12-14, 2013.
  • “‘We Have Found Him:’ The Joy of Discovery in the Fourth Gospel,” in The Revelation of Your Words: The New Evangelization. Catholic Theological Formation Series. K. Zilverberg and S. Carl, eds. (Saint Paul, MN: Saint Paul Seminary Press, 2021), 135-148.
  • “When Peter and Paul Disagree: Living in Faithfulness and Charity Amid Public Controversy,” in Communio International Catholic Review, vol. 46, n. 2 (Summer 2019), 310-332, originally delivered as annual Theological Lecture at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA on April 24, 2019.
  • “The Nature of the Patriarchal Institution: a Disputed Point in Catholic Theology,” in Orientale Lumen XV-XXI Proceedings (Washington, DC: Orientale Lumen Foundation, 2017), originally delivered as a paper at Orientale Lumen Conference XV, June 20-23, 2011.
  • “The Reform of the Lectionary of the Roman Missal: Evaluation and Prospects,” in Verbum Domini: Liturgy and Scripture, J. Briody, ed. (Wells, Somerset, England: Smenos Publications. 2017), 242-264., originally delivered as a paper at the 9th Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2016.
  • “Das neue Messlektionar nach dem Konzil: Die Kirche bereitet den Tisch des Gotteswortes,” in Erbe und Erneuerung: Die Liturgiekonstitution des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils und ihre Folgen, Österreichische Studien zur Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramentaltheologie, Bd. 7. H.-J. Feulner et al., eds. (Wien: Lit Verlag, 2015), 199-210, originally delivered as a paper at the International Symposium Council and Continuity: the Interim Missals and the Immediate Post-Conciliar Liturgical Reform, in Phoenix, AZ, on October 4, 2011.
  • “Combining Synchronic and Diachronic Methodology in Teaching the Pentateuch”, in Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology, S. Carl, ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015),163-172, originally presented at the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Inaugural Conference: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: Integrating Biblical Studies and Theology in the Formation of Priests”, Saint Paul, MN: June 11-13, 2009.
  • “Men of Prayer: Priests and Holiness”, in Faithful in Christ: the Ministry and Life of the Catholic Priest (Denver, CO: Leonine Publications, 2011), originally delivered as part of the Lecture Series entitled “Faithful in Christ: The Ministry and Life of the Catholic Priest”, sponsored by the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology: February 19, 2010.
  • “From the Bible to the Lectionary of the Roman Missal: Norms and Principles,” in Notitiae 47 (2010), 53-64. Originally delivered at the Study Day of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Palazzo della Cancelleria, Rome, Italy, on November 29, 2008. Re-printed in Adoremus Bulletin, November 2010, vol. 16 n. 8.
  • Lectio Divina reflections for the Book of Psalms in The Catholic Prayer Bible: Lectio Divina Edition, ed. by Lawrence Boadt (Paulist Press: New York – Mahwah, N.J., 2010).
  • “Patriarcato” in Dizionario di Ecclesiologia. G. Calabrese, O. Piazza, and P. Goyret, eds. (Roma: Città Nuova Editrice, 2010), 1045-1052.
  • “Receiving the Tradition: Three Windows into the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI on the Liturgy”, in Antiphon 12.2 (2008), 107-125. Originally delivered as plenary address at the meeting of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH, September 22, 2007.
  • The Patriarchal Institution in the Church: Ecclesiological Perspectives in the Light of the Second Vatican Council (Rome: Herder, 2006).
  • “The Liturgical Translation of the Response ‘et cum spiritu tuo’, Communio XXIX, n. 1 (Spring 2002), 152-171.
  • “The Instruction «Liturgiam authenticam» (2001). An initial résumé”, Ephemerides Liturgicae 115 n. 3 (2001), 294-312.
  • “Ethics in Action,” monthly column written for Living City, magazine of the Focolare Movement in the United States, February 2018-2022.
  • “Theology 101,” regular column written for Phaith, magazine for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, September 2011 - April, 2013. Published online from September 2012.
  • “The Challenge of Jesus Today”, regular column written for the Catholic Standard and Times March 2010 - July 2012; occasionally other contributions to the same newspaper.
  • Review of Sumkin Cho, Jesus as Prophet in the Fourth Gospel (New Testament Monographs 15; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2006), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71:1 (January 2009), 160-161.
  • Review of George Hunsinger, The Eucharist and Ecumenism (Current Issues in Theology Series; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), in Theological Studies 71:3 (September 2010), 752-753.
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Biblical Theology of Marriage and the Family,” a Lenten Reflection at Saint Agnes Parish in West Chester, PA, February 28, 2018.
  • “The Sacred Liturgy: Divine Gift or Human Project?,” to the Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of Allentown, in Bethlehem, PA, September 24, 2016.
  • “The Sacred Liturgy: Meeting Place or Battleground?,” to the Iuventutem Chapter at Sacred Heart Parish, Bath, PA, on October 11, 2015. Also delivered to the Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of Allentown in Bethlehem, PA, on September 24, 2016.
  • “Pope Francis’ Vision for the Year of Mercy,” at the Ongoing Formation Workshop for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Saint-Joseph-in-the-Hills, Malvern, PA, April 5, 2016.
  • “The Priest as a Herald of Mercy,” at the Lenten Day of Prayer for the Priests of the Diocese of Arlington, in Fairfax Station, VA, March 9, 2016.
  • “The Priest as Man of Communion,” at the Lenten Day of Prayer for the Priests of the Diocese of Arlington, in Fairfax Station, VA, March 9, 2016.
  • “The History and Theology of the Sacrament of Reconciliation,” to the Alumni of the School of Theological Studies of Saint Charles Borromeo Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, on February 20, 2016.
  • “‘Behold We Have Found Him’: the Joy of Discovery in the Fourth Gospel,” at Conference of the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies, entitled The Joy of the Gospel, the New Evangelization, and the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture, June 10-12, 2015.
  • “The Table of God’s Word and the Table of the Eucharistic Sacrifice,” to the Lay Ecclesial Ministers at the Parish of Saint Robert in Warrington, PA, on January 31, 2015.
  • “Missionary Discipleship and Seminary Formation,” at the Faculty Retreat Day for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Daylesford Abbey Spirituality Center, Paoli, PA, on October 16, 2014.
  • Do We Still Believe that the Church is Necessary for Salvation?,” at the Baton Rouge chapter of Legatus, July 24, 2014.
  • “Looking but Not Always Seeing: the Relevance of Johannine Irony to the New Evangelization,” delivered at the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Conference entitled The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Catholic Faith: the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul, MN, June 12-14, 2013.
  • “The Priest: Herald Called to the Holiness of Christ,” at the Ongoing Formation Workshop for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Saint-Joseph-in-the-Hills, Malvern, PA, on March 13, 2013.
  • “The Priest: Herald of Joy,” at the Ongoing Formation Workshop for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Saint-Joseph-in-the-Hills, Malvern, PA, on March 12, 2013.
  • “The Priest ‘in Persona Christi,” at the Ongoing Formation Workshop for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Saint-Joseph-in-the-Hills, Malvern, PA, on March 11, 2013.
  • “Colloquium for Priests and Deacons: Lumen gentium,” at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on January 30, 2013.
  • “Colloquium for Priests and Deacons: Dei Verbum,” at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on November 28, 2012.
  • “The Pope and the Patriarchs: Peter’s Role Today,” at Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, on September 23, 2011.
  • “Spiritual Warfare: By Whose Authority?” for the annual “Wake Up America Dinner” of In His Sign Network, Malvern, PA, December 5, 2011.
  • “A Taste of Things to Come: the New Translation of the Order of Mass for the English Language,” at the Louisiana North Shore and Baton Rouge chapters of Legatus, July 27 and 28, 2011.
  • “How to Lead Like Jesus,” for Parish Leadership Training Day, Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale, PA, September 11, 2010; repeated for Rachel’s Vineyard Leadership Conference in Malvern, PA, July 20, 2011.
  • “‘I am not…’: The Theme of Self-Negation in the Gospel of John,” delivered at the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Conference entitled The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Catholic Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture and the Classroom, Saint Paul, MN, June 9-11, 2011.
  • “The Church, the Faith and the Laity: Coming Together as One”, for the Institute on Citizenship and Public Policy, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA: November 12, 2009.
  • “Preparation for the New English Translation of the Roman Missal”, presented jointly with Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill at the Fall Workshop for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell, PA: October 12-13, 2009. Repeated for the women religious of the Archdiocese at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia, PA: December 6, 2009.
  • “‘And with your spirit?’: a Look at the New Translation of the Ordo Missae for the English Language”, for the Theological Institute for Priests, Spring 2009, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Wynnewood, PA: February 5, 12, and 19, 2009. Adapted and repeated for the Clergy Conferences of the Archdiocese of Omaha at Saint Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE: February 1-2, 2010; and for the Permanent Deacons of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia between April 15 and May 6, 2010; and shorter presentations of the same material in various parishes.
  • “The Continuing Importance of the Nova Vulgata Editio of the Bible for the Use of Sacred Scripture in the Mass of the Roman Rite”, at the meeting of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, in Omaha, NE, on January 31, 2009.
  • “The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Synoptic Gospels”, for the Marian Symposium in Commemoration of the Bicentennial of Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Emmitsburg, MD, on October 11, 2008.
  • “The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life and Ministry of the Priest”, for the Marian Symposium in Commemoration of the Bicentennial of Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Emmitsburg, MD, on October 9, 2008.
  • “‘The Jews’ in the New Testament: Biblical Fidelity and Interfaith Relations”, for the American Interfaith Institute, Philadelphia, PA, on September 18, 2008.
  • “How we Understand our Sacred Scriptures as God’s Revelation: ‘Torah’ in Jewish and Christian Faith”, for the Spring 2008 Interfaith Seminary Outreach Program, sponsored by the Office for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Saint Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Wynnewood, PA, March 6, 2008.
  • “Baptism and Confirmation: Rebirth in Christ”, lecture at the International Institute for Culture, as part of “Know, Share, and Defend the Faith: A Lecture Series in Apologetics”. Ivy Hall, Philadelphia, PA, February 8, 2008.
  • “The Historical Development and Doctrinal Content of the Roman Missal”, as part of the Theological Institute for Priests, Spring 2008 Session entitled “How to Celebrate the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form”, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Wynnewood, PA, January 24, 2008 and July 7, 2008.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Catholic Biblical Association (2003-present)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (2008-present)
  • Catholic Theological Society of America (2008-present)
  • Society for Catholic Liturgy (2008-present)
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (2009-present)
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

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Courses Taught

BL 01 Introduction to Biblical Greek (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Summer 1996)

LAT 336 Practical Use of Ecclesiastical Latin (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Spring 2010)

RS 103 Introduction to the Old Testament (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Summer 1997)

RS 511 Introduction to the Pentateuch (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Summer 1996)

GST 601 Fundamentals of Theology (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Summer 2012)

GST 619 Theology of Grace (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Spring 2014 and Summer 2015)

GST 631 Theology of the Church (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Summer 2008, Spring 2013)

SCR 504 The Pentateuch (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Spring, 2008-2010, 2012-present)

SCR 803 Johannine Literature (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Fall 2007-present)

STH 506 Fundamental Theology (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Fall 2007-present)

STH 606 Ecclesiology (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Spring 2009-present)

STH 607 Theology of Grace (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Fall 2008-present)

STH 801 Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing (Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Spring 2008, 2011 and 2015-present)

TS1 K01 Propaedeutic Seminar in Theology (Pontifical Gregorian University, 1999-2000)

Audio and Visual Media

“The Universal Sacrament of Salvation: Catholic Theology on the Church,” 18 25-minute topics on 6 DVD Set including study guide on CD, released by Now You Know Media (NowYouKnowMedia.com) in October, 2012.

“Why Liturgy?,” an interview with Patrick Coffin followed by audience Questions and Answers on Catholic Answers Live, aired 7:00 – 8:00 pm October 17, 2011.

“The New Roman Missal: Authentic, Scriptural, and Noble,” an interview with Deacon Dan Borné on Catholic Life Television, Diocese of Baton Rouge, aired August 7-19, 2011.

 “Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal,” 9 25-minute topics on 3 DVD Set including study guide on CD, released by Now You Know Media (NowYouKnowMedia.com) in July 2011.

“Seize the Day” with Gus Lloyd, The Catholic Channel, Sirius XM Radio, aired April 7, 2010, 8:00-8:15am EDT.

“The Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi, Eternal Word Television Network, aired March 8, 2010, 8-9pm, EST.

“White Smoke: Election of a Pope”, produced by BBC between April 3 and 19, 2005; subsequently aired at various times on BBC in the United Kingdom; on “Wide Angle”, PBS in the United States; on “Weisser Rauch: Hinter den Kulissen der Papstwahl”, SF 1 in Switzerland.

 

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