Deacon Ed McCormack – Homilies

Deacon Edward J. McCormack joined the formation faculty at Theological College and serves as the Director of Human Formation and the Coordinator of Retreats and Conferences . A permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Washington, he completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America and his M.A. in Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, NJ. He has been teaching theology and training men and women for ministry in the church at both the masters and doctoral levels for 13 years.

Upon completion of his Ph.D in 2001 he was on faculty at the Dominican House of Studies, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and, most recently, he was an associate professor of Christian Spirituality and the Chair of the Spirituality Department at Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC. While holding these positions, Deacon McCormack taught courses in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality, specializing in Ignatian Spirituality. Deacon McCormack was also an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Department of Theology. For 12 years, he co-directed Biblical study tours in the Holy Land.

He is also an accomplished author; some of his most recent articles are titled:“Ten Commandments for Transformative Preaching” in Pastoral & Homiletic Review, November, 2015; “Ignatian Insights into Accompanying Another through Loss” in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Spring 2014; “The Role of St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises in Seminary Formation” in Seminary Journal, Spring 2013; and “Three Steps to Preaching Preparation,” in Deacon Digest, March 2013.