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Rev. Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins

                                                         910 Cross Gates Blvd.

Slidell, Louisiana 70461-8414

Phone: 504-655-7226



1.   Data

     Name:  Arthur Burton Calkins

     Birthdate:   18 April 1945

     Birthplace:  Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

     Parents:     Kenneth Elton Calkins (dec.)

                  Frances Catherine Crawford (dec.)

2.   Education

            a.  Saint Joseph Elementary School

                Erie, Pennsylvania – 1951-1959

            b.  Saint Mark Seminary High School

                 Erie, Pennsylvania – 1959-1963

            c.  Gannon University

                        Erie, Pennsylvania – 1963-1964

            d.  Saint Mary’s Seminary and University

                Baltimore, Maryland – 1964-1966

                Degree:  B.A. in Scholastic Philosophy – 1966

            e.  The Catholic University of America

                Washington, D.C. – 1966-1970

                 Degrees:  S.T.B. – 1969

                        M.A.S.T. – 1971

            f.  The University of Oxford

                Oxford, England

                Member of Saint Benet’s Hall – 1972-1974

            g.  International Marian Research Institute

                (incorporated into the Pontifical Faculty of the Marianum, Rome, Italy)

                The Marian Library

                The University of Dayton

                Dayton, Ohio

                Degree:  S.T.L. magna cum laude – 1986

            h.  Seraphicum

                Pontificia Facultas Theologica S. Bonaventuræ

                Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Conventualium in Urbe

                Degree:  S.T.D. summa cum laude – 1990

                 Thesis:  John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment:

                 Christological Perspective

3.  Holy Orders

            a.   Ordained subdeacon 27 March l969, Washington, D.C.

            b.   Ordained deacon  28 March 1969, Washington, D.C.

            c.   Ordained priest 7 May 1970, Erie, Pennsylvania

4.  Papal Honors

            a. named Chaplain of His Holiness 6 May 1997

            b. named Prelate of Honor of His Holiness 7 May 2010

5.   Membership in Pontifical Academies

            a.   named a corresponding member of the Pontifical

                        International Marian Academy, Rome, Italy, 28 March 1985

            b.   named a corresponding member of the Pontifical

                        Roman Theological Academy, Rome, Italy, 22 November 1995         


6.  Assignments

            a.   as deacon:

                        i.    Saint Francis de Sales Cathedral, Houma, LA

                                    13 June – 15 August 1969

                        ii.   Saint Matthew Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

                                     weekends and part-time during 1969-1970 academic year

            b.   as priest:

                        i.  associate pastor at Saint Edward the Confessor  Church, Metairie, Louisiana

                                    June 1970 – September 1972

                        ii.         studies in Oxford, England

                                    September 1972 –  June 1974

                        iii. associate pastor at Saint Agnes Church

                                    Jefferson, Louisiana

                                    September 1974 – November 1978

                        iv.  professor of Historical Theology at Notre Dame

                                    Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana

                                    1976-1977 academic year

                        v.   in residence at Saint Angela Merici Church

                                    Metairie, Louisiana

                                    January – June 1979

                        vi.  associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Church

                                    Marrero, Louisiana

                                    June 1979 – September 1983

                        vii. in residence at Saint Christopher Church

                         Vandalia, Ohio (while studying at International Marian Research Institute)

                                    30 September 1983 – 31 October 1984

                        viii. chaplain at Shrine of Immaculate Heart of Mary

                                    Washington, New Jersey

                                    1 November 1984 – 22 March 1988

                        ix.  associate pastor at Saint John the Evangelist

                                    Church, New York City

                                    22 March – 21 September 1988

                        x.   taught courses in fundamental theology, Scripture and patrology in formation      program of Sorelle Minori di Maria Immacolata, Rome and Albano,              ITALY

                                    1 October 1988 – 24 May 1989

                        xi.  official of the Pontifical Commission

                                    “Ecclesia Dei”, Vatican City, 4 April 1989 – 

                                    assumed into the service of the Apostolic See,

                                    1 November 1991 – 30 September 2010

                        xii. professor of Theology of the Spiritual Life and

                                    English in formation program for pre-seminarians under the supervision of the Ancelle della Visitazione, Santa Marinella, ITALY

                                    3 November 1990 – June 1991

                        xiii. professor of Ecclesiology, Pontificio Collegio Beda

                                    Spring semester 1992

                        xiv. professor of Sacramental Theology, The Thomas More College of Liberal                                 Arts – Rome campus

                                    Spring semester 1995

                        xv. professor of Mariology, Institute of the Incarnate Word, Segni

                                    Autumn semester 2006

                        xvi. chaplain at St. Agnes Home, Kirkwood, MO

                                    14 October 2010 – 14 March 2012

                        xvii. chaplain at Christopher Inn, New Orleans, LA

with residence at the rectory of the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis

 King of France, New Orleans, LA

                 28 March 2012 – 2 July 2014

    Residence changed to St. Luke the Evangelist rectory, Slidell, LA

                      2 July 2014 –    

xviii.   professor of Mariology for permanent deacon candidates, Harvey, LA

                   22 August – 14 November 2013

7. Memberships in Scholarly Societies

            a.   Mariological Society of America

            b.   Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary

            c.   Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

8. Publications


Please see updated bibliography

Part 1

Part 2


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Version: 25th February 2015

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