Courses by Paul F. Ford
In all of my courses I insist that my students exercise attentive and active presence to the professor and to everyone in the class. This attentive and active presence involves respect. I ask them to observe the following definition of being Catholic: “Being Catholic means being united with others, to help one another in the case of need, to learn by that which is good in others and to share generously one’s own good, it means trying to become acquainted with one another and accepting each other’s differences” (J. Ratzinger, “The Pastoral Implications of Episcopal Collegiality,” Concilium, I, I, 1965, p. 27).

In their spoken and written communication I ask my students to follow the “Criteria for the Evaluation of Inclusive Language” of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (November 15, 1990 which is available here as a PDF), please use horizontally gender-inclusive language wherever and whenever possible. This does not mean changing quoted material or the traditional nouns and pronouns referring to the members of the Christian Trinity. It does mean striving to speak beyond one’s own gender, race, nationality, vocation, and social or economic class.


Course Listings
Core Courses Ecclesiology
The Church in Consummation: Eschatology and Mariology
Music and Liturgy
Sacramental Theology
Spiritual Theology
Elective Courses Theology of C. S. Lewis
Gregorian Chant
Liturgical Music Survey
Pastoral Apologetics
Joseph Pieper
Special Studies in Eucharist
Sunday Lectionary
Virtues and Vices