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, been assistant director of novices, 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:
  • A.B. (Philosophy and Spanish, magna cum laude) Fordham University, 1985.
  • M.Div. (with distinction) Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1991.
  • S.T.L. (Systematic Theology) Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1993.
  • Ph.D. (Historical and Systematic Theology) Boston College, 1996.
  • Granted the mandatum by Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of New York, 2007.
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
Cel. 347.931.5381


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