Professional Profile

I am associate professor at the
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GSRRE) of Fordham University.  
I have taught systematic and pastoral theology at the GSRRE since 2006.  

Born in Cuba, I have been a Jesuit since 1980, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1992.  Besides university teaching, I have also taught at the secondary level, done formation work for the Jesuits and the Archdiocese of New York, and ministered to various Hispanic communities throughout the United States and abroad.  I have served as a spiritual and retreat director, formator of lay ecclesial ministers, and as a weekend assistant for various Spanish-speaking parish communities.  

My current research project is a biography of Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J. (1913-1995), Jesuit priest, Fordham sociologist and social activist. Fr. Fitzpatrick was instrumental in studying and organizing the pastoral response to the Puerto Rican migration to New York City. 

Academic Background:
Principal Publications:



Benedict XVI: Theologian and Preacher

Courses Taught at the GSRRE:
  • RLGR 6030     Christology
  • RLGR 6032     Church and Society
  • PMGR 6617    Latin@ Spirituality
  • PMGR 6612    Ministry with Latin@s
  • PMGR 6620    Models of Pastoral Theology
  • RLGR 6033     Sacraments: Theology and Rites
  • PMGR 6613    US Latin@ Theology
Contact Information: 

Spellman Hall
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY  10458  USA


Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam