Kathleen A. Cahalan
Recent courses taught:
“Locating Practical Theology in Catholic Theological Discourse and Practice,” International Journal of Practical Theology, 15:1 (2011): 1-21.
“Reframing Knowing, Being, and Doing in the Seminary Classroom,” Teaching Theology and Religion, 14:4 (October 2011).
“Integration in Theological Education,” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology, ed. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2011.
“Pastoral Theology or Practical Theology? Limits and Possibilities" in Keeping Faith in Practice: Aspects of Catholic Pastoral Theology, eds. James Sweeney, Gemma Simmonds, and David Lonsdale (London: SCM Press, 2010), 99-116.
“Beyond Pastoral Theology: Why Catholics should Embrace Practical Theology,” in
Secularization Theories, Religious Identity and Practical Theology, eds. Wilhelm Gräb and Lars Charbonnier (Zurich: Lit Verlag GmbH & Co., 2009), 392-97.
“Teaching Practical Theology: Examining Six Sub-Disciplines,” with Carol Lakey Hess and Bonnie Miller-McLemore, International Journal of Practical Theology, 12/1 (November 2008): 80-87.
“Introducing Ministry and Fostering Integration: Teaching the Book-ends of the Masters of Divinity Program,” in For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry, eds. Craig Dykstra and Dorothy C. Bass (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008), 91-115.
"Creating Space to Listen to God's Call: Discernment in Youth Ministry," in Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry, ed. Mark Yaconelli (Zondervan, 2007): 148-169.
Richard R. Osmer, Practical Theology: An Introduction. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008. Review in Worship 83/4 (July 2009): 371-73.
Elaine Graham et al., Theological Reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press, 2005.
Review in Worship, 81/4 (July 2007): 358-59.
Christian Smith, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Review in Worship, 79/6 (November 2005) 567-70.
Robert L. Browning and Roy A. Reed, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Moral Course: Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2004. Review in Worship, 79/4 (July 2005) 372-74.
Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ministries: A Relational Approach. Crossroad Pub. Co., 2003. Review in Worship, 79/4 (July 2005) 378-80.
“Understanding Integration in Theological Education,” International Academy of Practical Theology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 21-26, 2011.
“Ministry Education: State of the Art Roundtable,” International Academy of Practical Theology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 21-26, 2011.
“Education for Vocation,” Augsburg College, Panel Presentation, November 2, 2010.
“Roman Catholic Contributions and Challenges in Practical Theology: Academy and Ecclesial Life,” Panel participant, Association of Practical Theology, Boston University, April 10, 2010.
“Visio divina with the Saint John’s Bible,” Holden Village, June 2009.
“Charisms for Ministry,” CHARIS Ecumenical Center Retreat for Judicatory Executives, Concordia College, Morehead, Minnesota, December 10-11, 2007.
“Identifying the Gifts of God’s People,” Pastor-to-Pastor Conference, Gustavus College,
St. Peter, Minnesota, September 20, 2007.
“Toward a Theology of Ministry,” Callings Conference Keynote, Mount Saint Mary’s University, March 6, 2008.
"Toward a Contemporary Catholic Theology of Vocation," Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, San Antonio, Texas, February 22, 2008.
"Beyond Pastoral Theology: Why Catholics Should Embrace Practical Theology," Theology for Church and Society Conference: Developing Resources for Pastoral and Practical Theology," Heythrop College, University of London, November 25, 2007.
"Stewards of Discipleship: Toward a Thology of Ministry, "Keynote Address, National Association of Lay Ministry, June 2, 2006.
“Ministry and Discipleship in the Parish,” St. Augustine’s Parish, St. Cloud, Minnesota, February 15, 2006.
“Is the Parish Obsolete?” Our Lady of Grace, Edina, Minnesota, February 2, 2006.
“The Priesthood in a Time of Change and Challenge,” FADICA Membership Meeting (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities), Beverly Hills, California, January 27, 2006.
“Ministry and Discipleship,” Advent Day of Reflection, Winona Diocese, December 1, 2005.
“Equipping the Saints: Ministry and Discipleship,” Keynote Address, Fund for Theological Education, September 15, 2005.
“Transformation of the Body in Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic Discourse,” Respondent, Comparative Theology Program Group, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 11, 2005.
“Strengthening Congregational Ministry: A Report on the Program to Enhance Theological Schools’ Capacities to Prepare Congregational Leadership, 1999-2003,” 2005 Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 27, 2005.
“Practical Theology and Contemporary American Christianity,” History of American Christian Practice Project, Final Conference, University of North Carolina, October 23, 2004.
“Learning Through Evaluation,” Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 30, 2004.
“Theological Reflections on the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project,” San Anselmo, California, June 5, 2004.
Visio Divina II: Praying with Imagination, Saint John’s School of Theology, October 17-21, 2011:
School of Lectio Divina, St. Paul Monastery, December 9-14, 2011; http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org/7-benedictine-center/introduction.html
Project Director of the “Collegeville Seminars,” a grant awarded to the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research from Lilly Endowment, Inc.; July 1, 2009-June 30, 2013
Past President, Association of Practical Theology, 2008-2010 (president, 2006-2008)
Board member, Louisville Institute
Grant awarded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., “Research in Practical Theology, Theological Education and Ministry and Continuing Efforts in Evaluation;” July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
2005 Book Award, Catholic Press Association, Second Place: Theology Formed in the Image of Christ: The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2004
Member, International Association of Practical Theology, nominated and accepted 2005