Rev. Michael D. Whalen, C.M.
B.A., Niagara University; Th.M., Mary Immaculate Seminary; M.A., St. Charles Seminary; M.A., LaSalle University; S.T.L., S.T.D., The Catholic University of America
Michael Whalen has worked in both the scholarly and pastoral dimensions of sacramental and liturgical theology for the past decade. Former director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, he has published articles and book reviews in Worship, Hosanna, The Living Light, Pace (Professional Approaches for Christian Educators), The Priest, and New Theology Review. He is the author of Seasons and Feasts of the Church Year: An Introduction (Paulist Press, 1993). His current areas of research include the postmodern reconstruction of sacramental theology and spirituality, the relationship between liberation and sacramental praxis, the possibilities for future interreligious worship, the implications of the "Third Quest" for the historical for sacramental praxis, and the nature and function of religious symbolism in contemporary film.