LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Father Drew Morgan, C.O., of the Pittsburgh Oratory, has joined the Saint Vincent Seminary faculty as an adjunct professor.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Saint Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Toronto School of Theology in 1984, and a doctorate in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in 1997. His dissertation was titled “Conscience in the Writings of John Henry Newman: A Test Case for the Possibility of a Distinctively Christian Ethic.”
He was ordained a priest of The Oratory in 1985 and serves on the Board of Directors of The Bethany Foundation, the National Board of Directors of the Venerable John Henry Newman Association, and is Chair of the Selection Committee of the National Conference, Newman Association. He has been the Catholic chaplain at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College since 1984. From 1982-1984 he was Resident Dean of Seminarians at St. Basil’s College, University of Toronto.
He has given lectures on topics related to John Henry Newman at Duquesne University, The Pittsburgh Oratory and The Brooklyn Oratory in New York. He has also lectured in Indiana, Pennsylvania; Rensselaer, Indiana; Naples, Florida; Mundelein, Illinois and in Louisville, Kentucky at several national conferences and as part of several lecture series. He published “Hermeneutical Aspects of John Henry Newman’s ‘Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine’ in Horizons on 1989.