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Donald Senior, C.P.

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President Emeritus, Chancellor, Professor of New Testament Studies

Donald Senior, C.P., holds a Licentiate in theology (S.T.L.) from the University of Louvain, Belgium and a Doctorate in New Testament Studies (S.T.D.) from the University of Louvain. He has pursued further graduate studies at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio and at Harvard University. Fr. Senior served as President of CTU for 23 years, retiring in July 2013. On April 27, 2015, he was named Chancellor by the CTU Board of Trustees.

A frequent lecturer across the country, Fr. Senior also serves on numerous boards and commissions. He is past President of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and was reappointed in 2006 and 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI. He has been active in interreligious dialogue, particularly with the Jewish and Muslim communities.

Fr. Senior is the General Editor of The Bible Today and co-editor of the twenty-two volume international commentary series New Testament Message. He is the General Editor of The Catholic Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 1990). He has authored and edited several books and articles.

Donald Senior is a member of the following professional associations: The Catholic Biblical Association of America; The Society of Biblical Literature; Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas; The Chicago Society of Biblical Research; The Catholic Theological Society of America; The International Association of Missiological Studies; Pax Christi International.

He has served as an official representative to the Southern Baptist/Roman Catholic Scholars Dialogue, sponsored jointly by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention. Fr. Senior just recently ended his term as President of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Sadlier Publishing Company; the Board of Advisors of the Auburn Center for Theological Education; and the Advisory Committee of the Henry Luce III Fellowship program; and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 1994 he was awarded the Jerome Award for outstanding scholarship by the Catholic Library Association of America. In 1996, the National Catholic Education Association awarded him the Bishop Loras Lane Award for his outstanding contribution to theological education. He is a past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (1997-98).

Contributions from Donald Senior, C.P.
Scripture Reflection for Sunday, December 26, 2010:
December 26, 2010
Scripture Reflection for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 17, 2011)
July 14, 2011
Scripture Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday, August 14, 2011)
August 11, 2011
Scripture Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Sunday, May 20, 2012)

May 23, 2012

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58

August 14, 2012
Scripture Reflection for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 16, 2013)

Scripture Readings: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13  Psalm 32 Galatians 2:16, 19-21  Luke 7:36-8:3

June 13, 2013
Scripture Reflection for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Sunda, June 15, 2014)

Scripture Readings: Exodus 34:4B-6, 8-9Daniel 3:52, 53-56 2 Corintians 13:11-13 John 3:16-18

June 12, 2014
Scripture Reflection for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 20, 2014)

Scripture Readings: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 Romans 8:26-27 Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30

July 16, 2014
Scripture Reflection for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 19, 2014)

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b Matthew 22:15-21

October 16, 2014
Scripture Reflection for the Resurrection of the Lord - The Mass of Easter Day (Sunday, April 5, 2015)

Scripture Readings: Acts 10:34A, 37-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9

On this Easter Day we reach "ground zero" of our Christian faith - the conviction that God's love is stronger than death. The destiny of Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, is the assurance of this astounding and challenging core of our Christian faith.

April 1, 2015
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