Speaking Engagements

Speaking

The St. Jerome Biblical Guild is available for individual lectures, conference participation, or a series of presentations. We welcome topic suggestions. Speaking engagements are usually (but not always) restricted to Virginia and Maryland. Please send inquiries to salciresi@aol.com.

2017

July 1: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Colonial Beach, VA. “The Throne of the Majesty in Heaven: Highlights from the Epistle to the Hebrews.” For more info, please call 804-224-7241.

Feb: St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA. “Illuminating the Intellect, Strengthening the Will, and Purging the Body: Catholic Preparations for the Penitential Season of Lent.”

2016

Dec: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in King George, VA. “The Prince of Prophets and the Prince of Peace: Isaiah and the Coming of the Messiah.”

May: St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “St. Jerome and the Sacred Page: Guidelines on Reading and Studying Holy Writ from the Father of Biblical Studies.”

Apr: The St. Joseph’s Men’s Fellowship of Northern Virginia at the Arlington Diocesan Center in Arlington, VA. “The Husband and Father as Revealed in God’s Word: Divine Instructions for Living in an Age of Revolution” and “The Holy Eucharist and the Sacrifice of the Altar: Revisiting the Biblical Roots for Familial and Ecclesial Worship.”

2015

Nov: 2015 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, VA. “Thy Word is Truth: An Explanation and Defense of the Reliability of the Gospels.”

May: The Diocese of Arlington’s Filipino Ministry in Vienna, VA. “Rightly Handling the Word of Truth: The Key Steps of Holiness and Knowledge for Today’s Disciple of Jesus Christ.”

March: Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. “The Empty Tomb: Doctrinal and Spiritual Truths on the Resurrection as Disclosed in St. John’s Gospel.”

2014

April: Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. “The Passion and Death of Our Lord: An Exegesis from the Gospel of St. John and its Application for the Holy Season of Lent.”

April: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission in King George, VA. “From Gethsemane to the Tomb: St. Mark’s Gospel on the Events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday.”

2013

December: Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. “Christmas as Told by Our Lady: Historical Facts, Doctrinal Truths, and Spiritual Consolations in the Gospel of St. Luke.”

November: 2013 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Reston, VA. “The Trinity, Grace, Faith, and Works: God’s Plan of Salvation in the Book of Romans.”

September: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE. Seminarian lecture: “The Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration: A Scriptural Examination in View of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Magisterium.” Rector’s Conference: “The Last Gospel: The Beloved’s Prologue as an Explanation of the Work and Person of Jesus Christ.”

August: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA. Talk 1: “The Credibility of the Gospels: Authenticity, Integrity, and Reliability.” Talk 2: “The Authority of Scripture: Its Relation to Tradition and the Magisterium.”

2012

December: Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA. “From the Garden to the Manger: The Prophecies of Christ and the Nativity.”

November: Living Advent Conference at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA. “Scriptural Treasures of the Infancy Narratives.”

October: Christian Women in Action’s Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA. “My Lord and My God: St. John’s Gospel on the Deity of Jesus Christ.”

May: Parish Speaker Series at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission in King George, VA. “Can I Trust the Gospels? St. Luke the Evangelist as a Test Case for the Reliability of God’s Word.”

2011

April: Theology Round Table Discussion at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. “Holy Week According to the Beloved Disciple: Theological and Spiritual Reflections on St. John’s Passion Narrative.”

April: Confirmation Retreat at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. “Life in the Real World: The Example from the Savior.”

2010

November: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA. “Teaching the Bible in the Home School: A Catholic Approach.”

October: Knights of Columbus Council 4034 in Fredericksburg, VA: “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind: A Realistic Approach to Reading and Studying the Bible.”

June: Immaculate Heart of Mary National Home School and Parent Conference, at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, VA. “Teaching the Bible in the Home School: A Catholic Approach.”

2009

May: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Three part series, “The Truth of Scripture: The Doctrines of Biblical Inspiration and Inerrancy—Revealed in Scripture, Confirmed in Tradition, Taught by the Magisterium.” Closing talk: “The Catechist and God’s Word: Intellectual Training Rooted in Grace.”

February: Arlington Diocese Deanery V Catechetical Faith Formation, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Triangle VA. “The Truth of Scripture: A Primer on Biblical Inerrancy.”

2008

October: Diocese of Arlington’s “Theology on Tap Series: Fall 2008 Saint Paul 6-Pack” at Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own in Alexandria, VA. “The Road to Damascus: An Apostle’s Journey from Darkness to Light.”

September: St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “St. Paul the Apostle: A Study of the Key Milestones of His Life.”

July: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “Raised with Christ: A Bible Study of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians.”

June: Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO. Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy IV: Upholding Biblical Inerrancy in Our Time. “God-breathed Scripture: The Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration.”

2007

November: 2007 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Reston, VA. “St. Paul Writes to His Children in the Faith: The Pastoral Epistle of First Timothy as an Inspired Exemplar for the Catechetical Apostolate.”

August: Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy III at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA. Talk 1: “The Word Incarnate and Inscripturated: the Savior’s Testimony to the Old Covenant Writings.” Talk 2: “Facts in Acts: An Overview of St. Luke’s Inspired Apostolic History.”

June: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. “Pope Pius XII and Sacred Scripture: Divino Afflante Spiritu as a Guide to the Bible, Part II.”

May: St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Annandale, VA. “St. Paul the Apostle: A Study of the Key Milestones of His Life.”

2006

November: 2006 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Reston, VA. “Jesus Christ’s Priestly Offering: The Last Supper Accounts and their Catechesis of the Mass as a Propitiatory Sacrifice.”

August: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. Apologetics 101 Series: “The Credibility of the Gospels: The Authenticity, Integrity, and Reliability of the Evangelists.” Talk 1: “The Authenticity of the Gospels: The Human Author.” Talk 2: “The Integrity of the Gospels: Replicating the Autographs.” Talk 3: “The Reliability of the Gospels: Conveying the Truth.”

March—April: Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. 2006 Lenten Soup and Talk Series: “Penance: Theological and Practical Lessons from the Holy Bible and the Saints.” Talk 1: “Penance and the Old Testament: Laying the Foundation.” Talk 2: “Penance and the New Testament: Fulfilling the Old Law.” Talk 3: “Penance and the Saints: More Confessions from St. Augustine.” Talk 4: “Penance and Theology: Insights from St. Thomas Aquinas.”

March: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA. Leadership and Spiritual Formation Address: “A Foundation for the Laity: Inspired Advice from Sacred Scripture.”

March: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. 2006 Lenten Educational Series: “Pope Pius XII and Sacred Scripture: Divino Afflante Spiritu as a Guide to the Bible, Part I.”

2005

December: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. 2005 Advent Retreat: “St. Luke’s Christmas: Historical Facts, Theological Truths, Spiritual Benefits.”

November: 2005 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Reston, VA. “The Savior’s Revelation of the Trinity: Catechesis on the Triune God via the Gospels, the Patristic Epoch, and the Catholic Magisterium.”

February: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. 2005 Lenten Retreat: “St. Paul: His Calling and the Crucifixion.” Talk 1: “St. Paul the Apostle: His Earthly Life, Divine Mission, and Inspired Writings.” Talk 2: “St. Paul and the Cross: The Sacrifice of Calvary within the Pauline Corpus.”

2004

November: 2004 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Reston, VA. “The Da Vinci Code’s Cracking on the Credibility of the Gospels: A Catechetical Reply via Scripture, Tradition, and the Catholic Magisterium.”

November: Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy II in Scranton, PA. Talk 1: “Who Wrote the Pentateuch: JEDP or Moses?” Talk 2: “Terms, Tools, and Techniques for Bible Study.”

October: Christian Women in Action Day of Recollection in Alexandria, VA. “Purgatory: A Scriptural, Patristic, and Magisterial Examination.”

October: The Kolbe Center’s 3rd International Conference on Creation in Front Royal, VA. “Genesis 1—11 in the New Testament: A Survey and Biblical Exegesis.”

July—August: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA. Adult Education Series I: “The Credibility of the Gospels.” Talk 1: “The Authenticity of the Evangelists.” Talk 2: “The Integrity of the Evangelists.” Talk 3: “The Reliability of the Evangelists.” Adult Education Series II: “The Inerrancy of Sacred Scripture.” Talk 1: “Biblical Inerrancy: A Survey of Sacred Scripture.” Talk 2: “Biblical Inerrancy: A Survey of Tradition via the Church Fathers.” Talk 3: “Biblical Inerrancy: A Survey of the Magisterium.”

April: Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA.  Theological Happy Hour Presentation: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Canonical Gospels, The Apocryphal Writings, and Recent Revisionist Rumblings.”

March: St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk, VA. Lenten Mini-Retreat: “Divine Mercy and the Passion of the Christ.” Talk 1: “Mercy and Old Testament Prophecy: Fulfilled in Jesus Christ.” Talk 2: “The Credibility of the Gospels.”

March: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. 2004 Lenten Retreat: “The Theology of the Holy Eucharist.” Talk 1: “The Bread of Life Discourse.” Talk 2: “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

January—February: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. Adult Education Series: “The Credibility of the Gospels.” Talk 1: “The Authenticity of the Evangelists.” Talk 2: “The Integrity of the Evangelists.” Talk 3: “The Reliability of the Evangelists.”

2003

November: 2003 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Tyson’s Corner, VA. “The Deity of Jesus Christ: Establishing a Biblical Foundation for Christological Catechesis.”

June: Catholics Defending Biblical Inerrancy (inaugural conference) in Scranton, PA. Talk 1: “Scripture’s Own Doctrine of Authenticity, Inspiration, and Inerrancy.” Talk 2: “The Church Fathers and Biblical Inerrancy: A Survey.” Talk 3: “The Teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine on Biblical Inerrancy.”

May: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. Adult Education Series: “The Credibility of the Gospels.” Talk 1: “The Authenticity of the Evangelists.” Talk 2: “The Integrity of the Evangelists.” Talk 3: “The Reliability of the Evangelists.”

March: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “Social Justice, God’s Way: A Biblical and Magisterial Examination.”

2002

December: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA. “St. Luke’s Gospel: The First Christmas through a Marian Perspective.”

December: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “The Fullness of Time: An Analysis of the First Christmas According to the Gospels.”

November: 2002 Diocese of Arlington Catechetical Conference in Tyson’s Corner, VA. “St. Paul and Catechesis: Divine Methodology for Handing on the Faith via the Colossian Model.”

October: St. Joseph’s Men’s Fellowship in Springfield, VA. “The Catechism and God’s Written Word: Building a Foundation for Practical Bible Study.”

September: St. William of York Catholic Church in Stafford, VA. Talk 1: “A Primer on Sacred Scripture.” Talk 2: “Resources for the Study of Holy Writ.”

September: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. “The Use of Sacred Scripture for Catechesis.”