Young Adult Day Speakers/ Expositores del Día de Jóvenes Adultos

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Dr. John Cavadini

John C. Cavadini is a Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, having served as Chair from 1997-2010. Since 2000 he has served as the Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame. He received a B.A. in 1975 from Wesleyan University; an M.A. in 1979 from Marquette University; M.A., 1981, M.Phil., 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Yale University.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990, Cavadini specializes in patristic theology, especially the theology of Augustine, patristic biblical exegesis, as well as the theology of miracles,  of the Church, and of marriage, and theology of evangelization. The author of several theological books, he also writes essays, articles, and reviews in popular journals and is frequently
called upon by Church leaders, ministers and teachers to talk on these subjects.

In 2009, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to a five-year term on the International Theological Commission. The commission, whose membership is personally reviewed and appointed by the pope, consists of some 30 theologians from around the world who advise the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Cavadini
has served as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Doctrine since 2006 and was also named by Pope Benedict to the Order of the Knights of St. Gregory the Great. 

As Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, he inaugurated the Echo program in catechetical leadership, the Notre Dame Vision program for high school students and is responsible for the continued growth and outreach of the McGrath Institute, which partners with Catholic dioceses, parishes and schools to address pastoral challenges with theological depth and rigor. 

In May 2022 Cavadini was awarded an honorary degree from The Catholic University of America for leadership in Catholic education. He is the recipient of the 2018 Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Monika K. Hellwig Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic intellectual life. 

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Padre Dempsey Rosales Acosta

El Padre Dempsey Rosales Acosta obtuvo su Baccalaureatus en Teología (S.T.B.) de la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana de Roma en 1998. Después de su ordenación sacerdotal en 1999, se graduó en Exégesis y Lenguas Bíblicas en el Pontificio Instituto Biblicum de Roma (S.S.L.) en 2004 , y obtuvo su doctorado en Teología Bíblica (S.T.D.) en la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana en 2010. Desde 2008, ha trabajado como peritus y colaborador del Enlace Presidencial para Ministerios Católicos en la Sociedad Bíblica Americana (ABS), desde 2010, ha sido miembro de la facultad de tiempo completo de la Universidad de St. Thomas, Houston, TX., y desde el 2015 es uno de los peritos y consultores de la USCCB para la revisión de textos bíblicos. Entre sus libros publicados se encuentran: Introducción a los evangelios canónicos: Un compendio para la formación bíblica de adultos (Madrid: Editorial Verbo Divino, 2019) y Lectio Divina: A Ladder towards God. A Patristic Approach to the Scripture (Santiago de Chile – Madrid: RIL, 2019) y coautor del libro “A Meditation on Jesus as Role Model for Catholic Christian Education” (Santiago de Chile – Madrid: RIL, 2023). Se le puede escuchar en la versión en español del podcast The Bible in a Year, “La Biblia en un Año”.

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