Terence McGoldrick

Associate Professor

Contact Information:



St. Catherine of Siena Hall 234


S.T.D. - University of Fribourg

Area(s) of Expertise:

Catholic Social Ethics, Christian Life/Spirituality, Moral Theology

Awards and Honors:

CAFR Grant Providence College

Swiss National Fund Research Fellowship Swiss National Fund

Selected Publications:

McGoldrick, T. (2015) The Ascent of Marriage as Vocation and Sacrament. Francis de Sales’ Christian Humanist Theology of Marriage. A New and Old Vision between Two Competing Traditions on the Highest Vocation from the Apostolic Church to Erasmus. . Salesianum .(vol. 77, ), 207-249.

McGoldrick, T. (2014) Episcopal Conferences Worldwide and Catholic Social Thought, in Theory and Praxis: An Update, . Theological Studies, v.75, n.2 (June 2014) pp.376-403..(v.75), pp.376-403.

McGoldrick, T. (2014) “Everything in Marriage is Holy”. Francis de Sales, A Christian Humanist Theology of Marriage. Salesianum.( 75), 761-780.

McGoldrick, T. (2012) ”The Spirituality of Human Consciousness, A Catholic Evaluation of Some Neuro-scientific Interpretations”. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics .(18),

Selected Presentations:

McGoldrick, T. 6th International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society. Common Ground Publishing, Catholic University of America - "A Theological Argument for Water as a Human Right: The Andean Pachamama Mother Earth Encounter with Catholic Social Thought" March, 2015

McGoldrick, T. Peace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Celebrating Pacem in Terris 50th. University of Notre Dame, Center for Social Concern, South Bend, IN - "Episcopal Conferences of the Developing World’s Peace and Justice Efforts" March, 2015

McGoldrick, T. Vatican II: Remembering the Future. , Georgetown University, Washington, DC - "• The Role of Episcopal Conferences of the Global South in Applying Catholic Social Teaching in Theory and Praxis. " March, 2015

McGoldrick, T. Bi-Annual Salesian Scholars Seminar. , Stella Niagara, NY - "Paper: Francis deSales's Christian Humanist Case for the Sacrament of Marriage's Parity with Celibacy: A New and Traditional Reading of 1 Corinthians 7" October, 2014

McGoldrick, T. Catholic Theological Society of America. , San Diego, CA - "Paper: The CST Evaluation of Water as a Human Right in Bolivia and Collective Indigeneous Property Rights: A Case Study" June, 2014

McGoldrick, T. Catholic Social Traditions. , South Bend, IN - "Practical Prophets Episcopal Conferences of the Developing World’s Efforts Towards Peace and Justice " March, 2013

McGoldrick, T. Seminar of Salesian Scholars. , Buffalo, NY - "Everything in Marriage is Holy: Francis de Sales, a Christian Humanist Theology of Marriage" October, 2012

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