McCormick, Dr. John

Dr. John McCormick

Possible Talks (descriptions below): The Cross and the Beatitudes; Develeoping a Biblical and Sacramental Spirituality; Entering the Heart of God: Prayer and Adoration; What was Vatican II?; What is Catholic Social Teaching?

A sample of Dr. McCormicks’s topics:

  • Creed
  • Sacraments
  • Morality
  • Prayer
  • OT / NT
  • Church History
  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology
  • Church Documents
  • Catholic Authors

Speaker's Bio: Dr. John McCormick is Professor of Theology at Newman University.  Married and father of five children, he and his family are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  His undergraduate work was at the University of Steubenville and graduate work at Duquesne University.  He has taught at the college level for over 20 years and has a wide range of interests, including Catholic social teaching, the intersection of faith, work, and business, the nature of the Church, Catholic culture and literature, and spirituality. 




# of Class Periods

Length of each Class Period


The Cross and the Beatitudes

Based on Fulton Sheen's book by the same title, will examine the 7 last words of Christ/Beatitudes

1 - 2

45 - 90 min


Developing a Biblical and Sacramental Spirituality

Explores the biblical call to communion, covenant fidelity, justice and conversion.


45 - 90 min


Entering the Heart of God: Prayer and Adoration

Examination of the purposes and methods of prayer.


45 - 90 min


What was Vatican II?

An introduction to the principal themes of the Second Vatican Council.


45 - 90 min


What is Catholic Social Teaching

An overview of the social dimensions of the church's teaching as well as key themes.


45 - 90 min