Associates & Staff

Dr. Christopher Baglow

Christopher T. Baglow is from New Orleans, LA.  He has a B.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, an M.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas and a Ph.D. in Theology from Duquesne University.

Dr. Baglow has taught theology for 13 years, including three years as a Junior Professor at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana, where he also served as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Apostolic Formation and the Chair of the Division of Philosophy and Theological Studies. He also founded and directed the first two Abbey Youth Festivals and founded the New Evangelization Society.  In March, 2003, Dr. Baglow became the first appointee to the Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Chair in Catholic Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, where he served for six years as Chair of the Department of Theology. 

In July 2009, Dr. Baglow began a full-time position at Notre Dame Seminary, where he now serves as Professor of Theology and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Theological Studies for lay students.       

Dr. Baglow’s first book, Modus et Forma: A New Approach to the Exegesis of Saint Thomas Aquinas, was published in the Analecta Biblica Series of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 2002.  In addition, he has published several articles on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, and will publish his second book, Faith, Science, Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge with Midwest Theological Forum in October 2009.

Chris currently lives in Covington, LA with his wife Christine, their daughter Margaret and their sons John and Peter George.



Ph.D., 2000 Duquesne University, Theology
Awards: Full Scholarship, Assistantship
M.A., 1996 University of Dallas, Theology
Awards: Braniff Scholarship
B.A., 1990 Franciscan University, Theology


“Modus et Forma”: A New Approach to the Exegesis of Saint Thomas Aquinas with an Application to the Lectura super Epistolam ad Ephesios. Analecta Biblica 149. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 2002.

“Sacred Scripture and Sacred Doctrine in St. Thomas Aquinas.” In Weinandy, Thomas G., ed. Thomas Aquinas and Christian Doctrine. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, (scheduled) 2003.

Teaching Experience:


2003-Present: Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Chair in Catholic Theology, Associate Professor
New Orleans, Louisiana
Courses Taught: Principles and Practices of Catechesis, Old Testament, Metaphysics
2000-2003: St. Joseph Seminary College, Senior Faculty Member
St. Benedict, Louisiana
Courses Taught: Christology, Spirituality of Vatican II, Christian Anthropology, Psalms as Christian Prayer, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy and the Theological Endeavor I, Philosophy and the Theological Endeavor II, Metaphysics, Introduction to Philosophy
2000: Xavier University Theology Department, Instructor
New Orleans, Louisiana
Course Taught: Introduction to Scripture
1996-1997: Franciscan University Theology Department, Lecturer
Steubenville, Ohio
Courses Taught: Sacraments, Christology, Ecclesiology Foundations of Catholicism, Introduction to Scripture
1996-1997: Duquesne University Theology Department, Teaching Assistant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Courses Taught: Christology, New Testament, Introduction to Scripture


2003: Institute for Pastoral Theology, Adjunct Faculty
Ave Maria College - Omaha, NE Extension
Courses Taught: Historical Theology, Christian Anthropology
1997-1998: Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies, Adjunct Faculty
University of Dallas - Gulfport, Mississippi Extension
Courses Taught: Introduction to Vatican II, Christian Anthropology
1998: Notre Dame Major Seminary, Instructor
New Orleans, Louisiana
Courses Taught: Pneumatology

Adult Ed.:

1998-Present: Institute of Catechetics and Spirituality, Instructor
New Orleans, Louisiana
Courses Taught: The Christian Message: Jesusand His Church, Introduction to Christian Morality, Introduction to the Old Testament, Sacraments

Administrative Experience:

2003-Present: Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana
Director, Catholic Studies Institute
Director, Lumen Catechetical Training Program

2000-2003: St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, Louisiana
Chair, Division of Philosophy and Religion (2002-2003)
Director, Religious Studies Institute (2002-2003)
Assistant Dean of Students (2000-2003)
Director of Apostolic Formation (2000-2002)
Director, Abbey Youth Festival (2000-2002)
Chair, Institutional Purpose Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Chair, Educational Programs Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Member, Faculty Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Member, Student Development Services Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)

2000-Present: All Saints Crusade Foundation, Inc., Mandeville, Louisiana
Founder, Executive Director
1998-1999: St. Paul’s School Dormitory, Covington, Louisiana
Dean of Resident Students


“Thomas Aquinas and Literary Genre in Biblical Exegesis: Towards the Retrieval of the Thomistic Exegetical Corpus in Contemporary Theology”
International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2003

“The Church as Temple in St. Thomas Aquinas”
The Institute of Applied Biblical Studies Annual Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, July, 2002

“The ABC’s of [Generation] X, Y and Z: Ministering to Postmodern Youth”
The Southern Association of Vocation Directors Annual Retreat, April 2001; (Also to be given at the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, October 2003)

Associates & Staff

Dr. Scott Hahn
Founder and President and Chairman of the Board
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Episcopal Advisor
Senior Fellows Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B Dr. Joseph C. Atkinson Dr. Christopher Baglow Dr. William Bales Dr. Michael Barber Father Robert Barron Dr. John Bergsma Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli Dr. Matthew Bunson Dr. Aaron Canty Dr. Sebastian Carnazzo Father John S. Custer Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio Dr. Vincent DeMeo Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. Dr. David Fagerberg Dr. Lawrence Feingold Father Pablo Gadenz Father Michael Giesler Dr. Gregory Yuri Glazov Dr. Timothy Gray Dr. Mary Healy Dr. Stephen Hildebrand Dr. Jeremy Holmes Dr. Kenneth Howell Dr. Leroy Huizenga Dr. Andrew Jones Dr. Daniel A. Keating Father William Kurz, S.J. Father Thomas Lane Dr. Taylor Marshall Dr. Timothy Milinovich Dr. Robert P. Miller Dr. Jeffrey Morrow Dr. Ian Murphy Monsignor A. Robert Nusca Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Dr. James L. Papandrea Dr. Brant Pitre Fr. Jospeh Poggemeyer Dr. Thomas Scheck Dr. Nathanael E. Schmiedicke Dr. James Shelton Dr. Daniel G. Van Slyke Dr. Steven C. Smith Dr. Edward Sri Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD Father Kris Stubna Dr. Andrew Swafford Dr. Michel Therrien Dr. Andre Villeneuve Dr. Benjamin Wiker Dr. Peter Williamson Dr. Carol Younger