MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University is pleased to announce the establishment of a three-year Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies position in the Religion and Philosophy Department of the School of Arts. This position was established to strengthen the Catholic identity of CBU by providing more opportunities for students to study the faith. Father Bruce Cinquegrani has been selected for this position and is currently teaching courses in Catholicism and Understanding Religion.
Fr. Bruce currently serves as Pastor of St. Brigid Catholic Church and as Episcopal Vicar for Divine Worship, Spiritual Life and Catechesis for the Diocese of Memphis. He has a Master of Divinity degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology and a Master of Arts degree in Liturgical Theology from the University of Notre Dame. In addition, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Liturgical and Sacramental Theology from Barry University.
Dr. Scott Geis, Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, said, “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that [Fr. Bruce will] is serving our students and participating in the life of our department and university in this capacity.”
The addition of Fr. Bruce in this position will strengthen the offerings of the Religious Studies requirements in CBU’s General Education Core. Dr. Paul Haught, Dean of the School of Arts, is confident that the establishment of this position, in addition to other community-awareness endeavors pursued by the Religion and Philosophy Department, will help sustain “the community’s confidence that CBU is a resource for the intellectual and spiritual lives of Catholics and all of those in the community for whom we are called to serve as Lasallian educators.”
This position is being funded by the Fishers of Men of the Memphis Diocese. Bill Platten, President of the Fishers of Men, said, “We are excited to assist in strengthening the Catholic experience at CBU. Our goal is to help the students learn and experience the truth and fullness of the Catholic faith as they pursue their education.”