Fr. John F. Baldovin, S.J., Ph.D., is Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.Div. from Weston School of Theology, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. A leading expert on the Mass, Fr. Baldovin has been teaching for twenty-eight years. He is past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the international ecumenical Societas Liturgica, and the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy.
He is the author of several books, including Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (Liturgical Press, 2008), and he is the co-editor of Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal (Liturgical Press, 2011).
Praise for John Baldovin, S.J.
“Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, is a first-rate liturgical scholar and an excellent teacher… As a committed Vatican II Catholic with an ecumenical sensitivity, there is no one better than he to lead us through and into the Eucharistic source and summit of the Christian Faith.” –The Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD., University of Notre Dame
“With a keen grasp of liturgical history and a profound love for the Church, Fr. John Baldovin’s scholarly work and masterful teaching faithfully address some of the more contested ecclesial issues of our time and open up the iconic depths of worship ‘in spirit and in truth’ for a contemporary age.” –Fr. Paul A. Janowiak, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara (Berkeley)
Msgr. Michael Kevin Magee, S.S.L., S.T.D., S.T.L., is currently Chair of the Systematic Theology department as well as Professor of Systematic Theology and Sacred Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania. Msgr. Magee earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia after earning his M.Div. and M.A. at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 1998–2007, Msgr. Magee served as an Official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. Msgr. Magee has written many articles, including “From the Bible to the Lectionary of the Holy Mass: Norms and Principles” and “Preparation for the New English Translation of the Roman Missal.”
Commenting on Msgr. Magee’s course Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal, Bishop John Barres gave the following praise: “Msgr. Michael Magee gives an inspiring and lucid commentary… The instructions show a blend of intellectual depth, a strong capacity to communicate with a variety of audiences in a spirit of pastoral charity, and a heart filled with love for the Sacred Scriptures and the Liturgy.”