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http://www.sulpc.org/Ronald_D_Witherup.jpgGeneral Superior

Biographical note of Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, PSS
S.T.L., Ph.D.

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6, rue du Regard

75006 Paris, France

Ph.: 33.1.42.22.38.45

Fax: 33.1.42.22.57.46

E-mail: rdwss@sulpicians.org or rwitherup@aol.com

Born in 1950 in Franklin, Pensylvania
Ordained in 1976, Diocese of Erie, Pensylvania
Admitted to the Society in 1981

Formation

  • 1972 B.A. (Philosophy) St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
  • 1976 S.T.M. (Biblical Studies) St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1979 Th.M. (Spirituality) Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
  • 1981 S.T.L. (Theology) St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1985 Ph.D. (Biblical Studies) Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA


Professional/Educational Experience 

1976 - 1978:

  •   High school teacher, Kennedy Christian High School, Sharon, PA
  •   weekend assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Sharon, PA

1979 - 1981:

  •   Instructor, Scripture Department, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore,  MD
  •   Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Continuing Education (ICE), St. Mary's Seminary & University


1981 - 1985:

  • Doctoral studies, New Testament, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA ("teaching fellow"). Dissertation title: "The Cross of Jesus: A Literary-Critical Study of Matthew 27" [Director: Jack Dean Kingsbury]


   1985 - 1986:

  •   Counseling Associate, Theological College, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  •   Adjunct Faculty in Biblical Studies at Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD

1986 - 1997:

  •   Professor (1993) of Sacred Scripture, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA;
  •   Academic Dean (1987 - 1997)
  •   Vice-Rector (1989-1997)
  •   Sabbatical  as Visiting Scholar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (1991-1992)
  •   Member of Provincial Council of American Province of Sulpicians (1991-1997)


1997 - 2010:

  • Provincial Superior of the U.S. Province of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice (1997-July 2008)
  • Chair, Formation Committee of Conference of the Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), and CMSM Liaison to Bishops' Committee on Priestly Formation (1998-2008)
  • Consultant for Bishops' Committee on Priestly Formation (1998-2007)
  • Consultant for Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse (2004-2005)
  • Consultant to Vatican Mixed Commission on Sexual Abuse (2004-2005)
  • Vice President of CMSM (2000-2002)
  • President-Elect of CMSM (2002-2003); President of CMSM (2003-2005)
  • General Superior of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice (July 2008-present)


Professional Affiliation

  •   Catholic Biblical Association
    •     member of Task Force for the Literary Study of Matthew's Gospel (1985-1987)
    •     co-chair of the Task Force for the Narrative Study of the New Testament (1988-1992)
    •     Consultor, Executive Board (2002-2004)
    •     Board of Trustees (2007-2009)
  •   Society of Biblical Literature, Member of Seminar on Matthew's Gospel (1986-1991; 1992-1997)
  •   Catholic Theological Society of America


Editorial positions

  •   Book abstractor, Old Testament Abstracts (1992-present)
  •   Editorial Board Member, Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series (1994-present)
  •   New Testament Editor, The Little Rock Study Bible (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, forthcoming)


Publications

ed @ Peter Krasuski Source
    http://www.sulpc.org/ed/sulpc_superieur_general_en.html

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