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Donald Senior, C.P.
President Emeritus, 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.
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 is also a past president of CTU.
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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
- May 3, 2016: God writes each of our stories, if we choose to let Him!
- April 28, 2016: What is God’s plan for me?
- April 28, 2016: Remain close to God
- April 20, 2016: Three Things You Gotta Have
- April 14, 2016: Listening to the Good Shepherd in a World of Noise
- April 4, 2016: Jesus in the Stranger
- March 31, 2016: "Wish you were here!"
- March 23, 2016: Easter Darkness, Easter Light