Reverend W. Jerome Bracken, C.P., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology, earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University, an M.A. in Theology from St. Michael’s Seminary, Union City, NJ, and a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Michael’s Seminary, NY. His dissertation is titled “Why Suffering is Redemption? A New Interpretation of the Theology of the Passion in the Summa Theologica, 3. 46-49 by Thomas Aquinas.” Ordained to the priesthood in 1968, Father Bracken served as Co-Founder of a House of Prayer with a Limited Apostolate. He was Associate Retreat Director at Cardinal Spellman Retreat House, Riverdale, NY, and then at Bishop Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica, NY. Father Bracken’s classes have included Healthcare Ethics, Catholic Sexual Teaching, Ministry of Justice and Charity,and Major Themes in Christian Ethics. His publications have appeared in The Angelicum, The Cusan, The Ecumenist, The Linacre Quarterly, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Passionist, The Thomist, and Nova et Vetera.
- Ph.D., Fordham University
- M.A., St. Michael's Seminary
- B.A., St. Michael's Seminary
- "Corazón de Jesus." Diccionarios San Pablo: Pasión de Jesucristo. Madrid: San Pablo, 2015. 244-55.
- "What Should Be One's Moral Response to the HHS 'Contraceptive Mandate?'" Linacre Quarterly, February 2013.
- "Therapy: Friend or Foe to Spiritual Values and the Sacraments." With Mind and Heart Renewed: Essays in Honor of Rev. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S., University Press of America, 2001.