Gerald Seán Twomey, Ph.D.
P.O. Box ***
Massapequa, NY 11758-0436, U.S.A.
Adult TESL/TEFL Instructor
Berlitz Language Center
Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
B.A., magna cum laude (history/communications), SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (May, 1975).
Member Phi Alpha Theta, national history honorary.
Recipient of history prize as outstanding graduating major.
M.A. (theology), Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (May, 1979).
Studied foreign languages [Spanish, French, German, and Latin] on the graduate level at St. John’s University (NY); Catholic University of America (DC); USDA evening post-graduate studies program (DC); and, at the C.E.P.A. language and cultural immersion institute (Santiago de los Caballeros, el Cibao, Dominican Republic).
Spanish fluency with reading knowledge of Italian, French, German and Latin.
Special interest in Latin American history and culture, medieval art and architecture and modern social theory.
Completed doctoral course work at Fordham University, Rose Hill campus, Bronx, NY. (September, 1985 - May, 1987).
Completed comprehensive examinations, with grade of “high pass” (December, 1989).
Awarded Ph.D., Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, Indiana (April, 2004).
Received “Certificate in English Language Teaching: TEFL/TESOL” (Teacher Training in “Teaching English as a Foreign Language”: premium 160-hour course in “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” [with a grade of “Merit” and accreditation certificate] (November 2015).
[Partial list: full citations available upon request].
Thomas Merton: Prophet in the Belly of a Paradox (NY: Paulist Press, 1978) [editor, with two original essays]. (Main monthly selection of the “Catholic Book Club” for January, 1979).
“A ‘Squirrel Cage Kind of Bind’: The Effects of Alcoholism on Families.” Family Ties (September, 1980), pp. 3-4.
When Catholics Marry Again: A Guide for the Divorced, Their Families, and Those Who Minister to the Them (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982).
“Martin Luther King: ‘A Drum Major for Righteousness.’” Passage (December, 1986), pp. 1, 14-16.
“Aesthetics as Therapy.” Heartbeat (August, 1989), p. 4.
“‘A Cause and the Dream’: Remembering Martin Luther King.” Passage (January/February, 1991), pp. 8-11.
“Anniversary Thoughts: Ten Lessons from ‘Good Pope John.’” America (October 7, 2002), pp. 12-14.
The ‘Preferential Option for the Poor’ in Catholic Social Thought from John XXIII to John Paul II (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005).
Remembering Henri: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen, editor, with Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C., (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006). (Introduction, with two original essays).
“Finding the Quiet Center: Henri Nouwen’s Mid-life Passage.” America (September 18, 2006), pp. 17-19.
“The ‘Preferential Option for the Poor’ in the Social Doctrine of Pope John Paul II.” Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (Vol. 45, No. 2: Spring, 2007), pp. 321-368 [publication of St. John’s University School of Law].
“Catholic Social Teaching on the ‘Preferential Option for the Poor’ and National Health Care Reform and America’s Uninsured: Why Opting for the Poor is Good Health Care Policy.” Journal of Catholic Social Thought (Vol. 5, No. 1: Winter, 2008), pp. 111-123 [publication of Villanova University School of Law].
Book in progress: Haunted by God: Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton/A Friendship of Letters.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Ordained priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY (December 12, 1981).
Associate Pastor, St. John Nepomucene R.C. Church, Oakdale/Bohemia, NY (September, 1980 - June, 1985).
Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal R.C. Church, Wyandanch, NY (June, 1985 - June, 1988).
Chaplain, Department of Pastoral Care, St. Francis Hospital/The Heart Center, Roslyn, NY (June, 1988 - February, 1990) [Chair, Medical Ethics Committee].
Associate Pastor, St. James R.C. Church, Setauket, NY (February, 1990 - June, 1991).
Campus minister at SUNY-Stony Brook; guest lecturer in medical ethics, University at Stony Brook Medical School (February 1990 - June, 1991).
Associate Pastor, St. Pius X R.C. Church, Plainview, NY (June, 1991 - June, 2004).
Co-Pastor, St. Anne R.C. Church, Brentwood, NY (June, 1994 - June, 2005).
Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Manorhaven, NY (June, 2005 - June, 2007).
Staff Researcher and Law Clerk, Law office of Francis McQuade, Long Beach, NY (June, 2007-December, 2012).
Research Consultant and Staff Writer, PRAXIS Public Relations, Huntington, NY (January, 2013 - September, 2015).
Free Lance Writer/Editorial Consultant (September, 2015 - present).
Founding Member, Justice and Peace Commission, Diocese of Rockville Centre (December, 1982 -September, 2005). Chairperson (June, 1986 - June, 1998).
Adjunct Professor of Theology, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY (1985 - 1988; 2005 - 2007).
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY” (1988 - 1990).
Member, HIV+--AIDS Services Advisory Council, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre (1993 - 1995).
Member, Public Policy Advisory Board, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre (1993 -2005).
Member, Public Policy Advisory Network, Diocese of Rockville Centre (2005 - 2006).
Secretary, Board of Directors, Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, Inc., Wyandanch, NY (1989 - 1995).
Founder and Secretary-Treasurer, Thomas I. Conerty Outreach Center of Brentwood, Inc. (1994 - 2005).
Advisory Board Member, PRONTO of Long Island, Inc. (2001- 2006).
Board Member, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Diocese of Rockville Centre (2002 - 2006).
Co-Founder and Trustee, St. Anne’s Gardens Affordable Senior Housing Project, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre (1995 - 2005).
Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors, “Medicine for Peace, Inc.” (1991 - 1995).
Co-Founder, “‘Our Daily Bread’ Soup Kitchen, Inc.,” Setauket, NY (1991).
Member: Historical Commission for the Cause for Canonization of Dorothy Day: Archdiocese of New York (2017)
Sister Camille D’Arienzo, R.S.M., Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College
Stephen J. Johnson, M.D. (Dartmouth Medical School/Harvard Medical School)
Founding Faculty Member, Hofstra University Med School/Northwell Health Anesthesiology Dept.
Reverend Lawrence T. Duncklee, M. Div. (Seminary of the Immaculate Conception)
Pastor, St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Riverhead
Deacon Arthur A. Candido, B.A., M.Div. (Queens College/Seminary of the Immaculate Conception)
Benefits Manager, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre
Reverend Monsignor Peter J. Pflomm, B.A., M.Div. (Cathedral College/ Seminary of the Immaculate Conception)
Vicar for Clergy Personnel
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York
516-***-**** X 485
Hon. Paul Jude Tonna, B.A., M.Div. (N.Y.U./Seminary of the Immaculate Conception)
Principal and C.E.O.
Praxis Public Relations
Francis X. McQuade, Esq., B.A., J.D. (Cathedral College/St. John’s University School of Law)
Law Office of Francis McQuade