Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has appointed Stephen J. Loughlin as the new president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Pittsford.
Bishop Matano will install Loughlin as St. Bernard’s fourth president during a 5 p.m. Mass Sept. 18 at St. Jerome Church, 207 Garfield St., East Rochester. He replaces Father George P. Heyman, who was assigned in June as pastor of Church of the Assumption and Church of the Resurrection in Fairport.
Loughlin has a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto, as well as a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He joined the faculty of DeSales University in 1999, was promoted to associate professor in 2004, and has served as chair of the philosophy and theology department since 2011.
His scholarly work in philosophy has been published in Mediterranean Studies, Nova et Vetera, and The Thomist, among other publications. He has served on the editorial board of the journal Nova et Vetera. He is the author of Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae: A Reader’s Guide, published in London in 2010 by T&T Clark. In addition, Loughlin directs the work of The Aquinas Translation Project, a Web-based project that seeks to provide scholars, religious and any interested individuals with translations of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas not readily available in English.
Loughlin is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Maritain Association, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, American Catholic Philosophical Association and Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life.