Current Projects

Translation Projects

  • Currently somewhere in the process of being published (some very early, given the long timeline of editing, review and copy-editing.)

    • Ambroise Gardeil, La vraie vie chrétienne, 2nd ed., preface by Jacques Maritain (Paris: Desclée de Brouwer & Cie, 1935).

    • Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Le realism du principe de finalité (Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1932). [In Personal Editing Process, contracted with Emmaus Academic Press]

    • Jean-Hervé Nicolas, Synthèse Dogmatique (Fribourg, CH: Éditions Universitaires, 1980); Synthèse Dogmatique: complément, de l’Univers à la Trinité (Fribourg, CH: Éditions Universitaires, 1997).

  • Done, contracted, in draft but stuck in the midst of editing / rights negotiations

    • Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Le sens commun: la philosophie de l’être et les formules dogmatiques, 4th ed. (Paris: Desclée de Brouwer & Cie, 1936). [In Initial Translating Process, contracted with Emmaus Academic Press]

  • Draft started but also stuck in the midst of rights negotiations

    • Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, De revelatione per ecclesiam catholicam propostita, vols. 1 and 2, 5th edition (Rome: Desclée et socii, 1950). [With closing of rights, to be contracted by Emmaus Academic Press.]

  • Somewhere in the process of being translated / edited personally

    • Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange: Collected Philosophical Essays [Side-project translation, incomplete but substantially done]

    • St. Thomas and the Rule of Practical Reason [Draft translation of Léonard Lehu, La Raison: Règle de la Moralité d’après Saint Thomas (Paris: LeCoffre, 1930) and related texts]

    • Reginald Beaudouin, Tractatus de conscientia, ed. Ambroise Gardeil (Tournai: Desclée, 1911); including supplementary material from Benedict Merkelbach, Summa theologiae moralis, 5th ed. (Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1946; also, Benedict Merkelbach, “Note: Quelle place assigner au traité de la conscience,” Revue des Sciences philosophiques et théologiques 12, no. 2 (1923): 170-183. [This is on hold indefinitely. I may present the first contents for free online, which have been somewhat more edited. The project has given way to other concerns.]

Institutional Teaching (Fall 2019)

  • MT 100, Introduction to Moral Theology, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA (On campus and online)

  • PH 100, Ancient Sources Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

  • DT 201, Documents of Vatican II, Part 1, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

Upcoming Articles

  • "Thomism and the Formal Object of Logic." ACPQ Summer 2019.

  • A translation of Benedict Merkelbach, “Note: Quelle place assigner au traité de la conscience,” Revue des Sciences philosophiques et théologiques 12, no. 2 (1923): 170-183.

In-Process Articles (More or less distantly, more or less seriously under consideration)

  • "Filial Piety and the Situation of the Human Person" [Popular article concerning the way that the virtue filial piety is a seedbed for both the virtue of religion as well as for a broader, more humane understanding of justice.]

Book Editing

  • Editor of the 2018 Volume for the American Maritain Association

Longer-Term Book Projects

  • An introduction to metaphysics taking as its point of departure the technical question explored in my work, “Beyond Non-Being: Thomistic Metaphysics on Second Intentions, Ens morale, and Ens artificiale.”

  • A philosophical-theological study of conscience. (Early ramblings written out for initial outline.)