Biography

Rev. Dr. R. Bruce Cinquegrani, Visiting Assistant Professor, joined the Religion and Philosophy faculty at CBU in 2015 after serving two years as an adjunct professor here. He received his D. Min. in Liturgical Theology from Barry University in 2014. He also holds a B. A. in Religious Studies from Assumption College (1973), an M. Div. from St. Meinrad School of Theology (1979), and an M. A. in Liturgical Theology from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend (1986). Ordained to the Catholic Priesthood in 1979 for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Father Bruce has served as Associate Pastor at St. Ann, Bartlett, Chaplain and Director of Catechesis at Bishop Byrne High School, Vocation Director and Director of Seminarians for the Diocese, Secretary for Worship and Spiritual Life, and Pastor of St. Philip the Apostle, in Somerville, TN, for four years, St. Ann in Bartlett for fourteen years, and continues to serve as Pastor of St. Brigid Catholic Church, Memphis, where he has been assigned since 2006. He also serves as Vicar for Worship, Spiritual Life and Catechesis for the Diocese of Memphis. His academic interests are in the field of liturgical/sacramental theology with particular focus on the relationship between the human sciences and liturgy, specifically the area of the psychology of ritual and worship. Because it is a closely related field, ecclesiology is also of great interest. His dissertation is titled: “Liturgy Engaged: An Exploration of Liturgical Participation as an Act of Human Empathy.” He has been a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy since 1988.