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M.A. Theses Collection

Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts ...

M.A. Theses Collection

The chart below lists the titles and authors of the M.A. Theses submitted to the faculty of Holy Apostles College & Seminary since 1971.  Current requirements for electing to write an M.A.Thesis can be found in our online  Holy Apostles College & Seminary Catalog

Current guidelines for the M.A. Thesis pertaining to the proposal, format, and process can be found in our online  Holy Apostles College & Seminary Thesis Guidelines


The Holy Apostles College & Seminary M.A. Theses Collection

LAST NAME FIRST NAME TITLE          (*denotes digital copy available for loan) YEAR
Block * Nathanael A New Kind of Pregnancy: A Look at Embryo Adoption 2014
Duggins Patrick A.N. Utilitarian Misunderstanding of Human Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century 2014
Heffern Mary Kolbe Assessing the Influence of Bonaventurian Philosophy on Benedict XVI's Response to the Dictatorship of Relativism 2014
Hinkson * Dezra The Development of the Virtue of Obedience of Faith through the Mystery of Suffering 2014
Klapyk * Miroslaw The Inherent Differences Between the Sexes in Accordance with St. Thomas Aquinas' Philosophy of the Human Person 2014
Marco * Anthony 1 Corinthians 15 as a Lens for Interpreting the Appearance Narratives 2014
Murray * Seth H. On the Complementarity of the Chief Goods of Virtue-Ethics, Deontology and Utilitarianism 2014
Phung Sau Van The Reliability of the Use of Condoms for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS with Particular Reference to Sub-Saharan Africa 2014
Silvey * Jared An Analysis and Defense of Pope Benedict XVI's "Hermeneutic of Reform" 2014
Toussaint Kimberly Woman's Physical and Spiritual Vocation to Motherhood as Modeled by Mary, Blessed Virgin and Mother 2014
Apodaca * Christopher The Epistemological Dependence of the Real Distinction Between Essence and Existence on Knoweldge of God's Existence 2013
Bullock * John 'To Be or To Think, That is the Question': Gilson's Understanding of the Incompatibility Between Cartesian Idealism and Realism 2013
Burns William D. A Law to the Gentiles: Luke's Sermon on the Plain 2013
Ghaffari * Ali Hassan Assassins and al-Qaeda: Finding Strategies to Combat Islamic Terrorism by Learning from the Past 2013
Kijesky * Mark The Invocation of the Lord's Prayer as a Means of Interior Preparation for Praying the Petitions 2013
Martin Jennifer A. Spiritual Discernment, Desiring the Gift of God's Direction 2013
Perez * Phillip
Incompatibilities Between the Austrian School of Economics and the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
Asemota Mary John Paul The Enrichment of Faith: John Paul II's Proposal for the New Evangelization 2012
Hill * Mary Helen The Problem of Voluntarism and the Renewal of Modern Moral Theology from a Thomistic Perspective 2012
Felix Steven, D. The St. Joseph's Hospital Case in Light of Current Perspectives Regarding the Moral Object of the Act 2012
Klenk Kenneth F. Toward a Broader Natural Science Discipline 2011
Cooke Jillian E. Union with God in Action:  The Relationship Between Contemplation and Action According the Thought of Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, OFM Conv. 2011
Sich Alexander R. The Pedigree of Intelligent Design:  A Confluence of Theological, Philosophical, and Scientific Errors 2011
Stoeppel Anthony J.J. Almsgiving in the Light of Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to the United States 2011
Tomic * Eduard V. The Conception of the Church as Expressed in the Postconciliar Journal Jukie 2011
Fride Edward O. Philosophical Roots of Pope John Paul II's Personalism 2010
Acevedo-Cruz Alma Humanism in Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body 2009
Etters David C. Conscience in Crisis: Autonomy vs. Authority 2009
MacDonnell John A. Integral Formation of Catholic Children and Youth and Its Essential Components for Carrying Out John Paul II's "New Evangelization" 2009
Wachs David Pope John II's Personalism and the Call to Holiness of the Catholic Physician 2008
Tumeinski Marc Theology of Peacemaking in the Teaching of Reverend Emmanuel Charles McCarthy 2007
Anello Robert L. Holy Apostles College & Seminary, 1956-1995 2006
Casey Paul Catholic Church and Science: The Case for Their Congruity 2005
Schroeder Robert G. Suffering & Moral Responsibility in Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Salvifici Doloris 2005
Orvold David N. Sin and Grace: The Merit in Their Relationship 2005
Day James F. Emmaus Journey Narrative (Luke 24:13-35) A Study in Theological Purpose and Literary Intention 2005
Melia Janet Ruth Cecilia How Does Knowledge of the Mimetic Desire, as Articulated by René Girard, Help the Christian to Form his Moral Wisdom (the Virtue of Prudence), and Encourage Him to Give Better Evangelic Testimony? 2005
Williams Robert E. Mary Co-Redemption in Scripture and Tradition 2004
O'Brien Alfred J. Capital Punishment in the United States of America: the Moral Value 2004
Gross Suzanne Radical Significance of Body in the Conjugal Union of Husband and Wife 2004
Croteau Mark Pope John Paul II and the Universal Call to Holiness 2004
James H. Rees An Examination of  the Ontology of Elementary Particles 2004
Davis Thomas J. A Proposal for Advance Directives:  Anthropology, Culture & Meaning 2004
Schimberg Andrew W. Conceptualization within the Aristotelian/Thomistic Theory of Realism 2004
Cunis Eileen M. The Vocation of the Catholic Artist 2004
Adamo Clare St. Paul's Image of Justification in his "Epistle to the Romans" 2003
Hogan Mary D. Transparency Between Heaven and Earth in the Liturgy 2003
Kiely Nancy Model for Parish Social Ministry Based on Catholic Social Teaching 2003
Isaacs Nancy K. Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act:  Physician-Assisted Suicide Contrasted with Catholic Church Teaching 2002
Murray Michael A. Not a Sparrow Falls…A Catholic Perspective on the Animal Rights Movement 2002
Gregor Robert M. The Necessity and Perfection of Religious Obedience 2002
Montemayor Eduardo Jesus The Covenant Community of the Most Holy Trinity 2002
Zmudzinski Charles The Meaning of Gift of Self in Gaudium et Spes 2002
Kucer Peter Samuel The Corporate Celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and Societies of Apostolic Life 2002
Connelly Anne Marie The Use of Extraordinary Means for Patients Without Advanced Directives in the Emergency Department Setting 2001
Oser Lance K. A Re-Examination of the Spanish Inquisition Under Three Aspects 2001
Menezes Wade Louis Jude A Mirroring of the Divine Majesty:  A Discussion of Mysterium, Actio and Vita as Analogous to the Role and Work of the Three Persons of the Most Holy Trinity 2000
Johnson Timothy D. Source and Summit:  A Statement and Affirmation of the Catholic Dogma of the Presence and Activity of Christ in the Holy Eucharist:  Sacrifice, Presence, and Priesthood 2000
Guardiola Louis V. Dulles' Six Models of the Church and the Trinitarian Model of the Church in Lumen Gentium 2000
Perumbilly Sebastian Antony Gift of Life 2000
Panetta Patricia John England:  His Vision of Church and Its Application in the Diocese of Charleston, 1820-1842 2000
Trejo Lopez Horacio My Pastoral Experience with Youth as a Seminarian and as a Priest 2000
Dinh Hung Doai The Sacrifice of Christ:  A Catholic Christological Doctrine 1999
Legault Michel My Experience as Rector of a Seminary 1999
Gagne Dianna Mother, Mediator, and Prophet:  The Blessed Virgin as Revealed in the Writings of John and the Apparitions of Fatima and Medjugorje 1997
Waterbury Damian D. Saint Thomas Aquinas:  Preeminent Theologian of the Catholic Church? 1997
Froula Josef Whether the World is Better Because of the Existence of Evil 1996
Toolin Cynthia Global Human Dislocation and the Universal Brotherhood of Man:  An Ecological Perspective on the Common Good 1995
Asencios Maximo The Intercessory Power of the Most Blessed Mother 1995
Naduvilekoot Augustine Portuguese Special Ministry 1993
Mauriello Matthew R. The Divinely Granted Privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Light of Certain Recent Papal Documents, for Use in Preaching and Catechetics 1985
Snihurowych Wiroslaw J. Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyj 1985
Brockett, Jr. Norman Magisterial Teaching on the Morality of Abortion:  Some Key Statements (Vatican Council II -- John Paul II) For Preaching and Catechesis 1985
Franklin David W. The Cardinal Virtue of Temperance and Catholic Education 1984
Scuderi Salvatore The Theandric Consciousness of Christ 1984
Silva, Jr. Ernest Chastity for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven 1984
Caulfield Gordon A. The Book of Tobit:  A Question of Canonicity 1984
Clemens T.B. A Survey Report on Four Foreign Soil Pilgrimages Relative to Catholic Church History 1984
Winikoff Arthur The Epistle of St. James as a Source for Moral Emphasis in Homilies for Sundays 1984
Sayers Dorothy Introduction to Scripture 1984
Sayers Dorothy Spirit of Saint Lucy Filippini and Her Impact on Italian Immigrants in America 1984
Sharp George Francis The Theology of the Church's Mission in the World with a Reflection and Critique of Specific Missionary Experiences 1982
Shaw Brian A. The Soul as Considered in the "Summa De Bono" of Ulrich of Strasbourg:  A Philosophical, Theological Study and Text 1971


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