Fr. Mike McCaffery Pastoral Lecture Series

The Fr. Mike McCaffery Chair in Pastoral Theology and Lecture Series

This endowed Chair Fund for Newman Theological College (NTC) was established 10 years ago by Harold and Cathy Roozen in honor of their close friend, Fr. Mike McCaffery.  This Chair ensures that Pastoral Theology is taught at NTC, funding the costs of the professor teaching in this area of study.

Pastoral theology is concerned with bringing theology into practice, of integrating faith into action within the ordinary, but often complex, challenges of people’s lives.
Fr. Mike is well known and loved for his compassionate and pastoral approach to his priestly ministry. It is his conviction that Pastoral Theology is key for seminarians and lay ministers preparing to work in a parish. Fr. Mike taught courses in Pastoral Theology at NTC beginning in 1976. He also served as President of the college from 1979 to 1983.

The establishment and organization of a conversation (public forum) on a topic of relevance to the Catholic Church is also a part of the chair.

Fr. Mike McCaffery Pastoral Lecture Series

A Revolution in Tenderness

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Ron Rolheiser

Date: November 9-10, 2017

Lecture Videos:

A Revolution in Tenderness in the Papacy of Pope Francis

A Revolution in Tenderness: A New Challenge for the Church

Part 1

Part 2


In gratitude to Fr. Mike and his legacy to Newman Theological College donations are most welcome:

Fr. Mike McCaffery Chair in Pastoral Theology
Foundation of SJS & NTC
8421 – 101 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6A 0L1
Or 780.469.1010 or Donate online