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Father Joseph C. Linck
Father Joseph C. Linck (†), was a leading historian of the American Catholic Church.
He earned his Ph.D. in Church History from The Catholic University of America in 1995 and has published articles widely on the spirituality of colonial Catholicism and the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.
He was the author of Fully Instructed and Vehemently Influenced: Catholic Preaching in Anglo-Colonial America (St. Joseph’s University Press, 2002), and the editor of Building the Church in America (Catholic University of America Press, 1999), a collection of essays issued in honor of the seventieth birthday of Msgr. Robert Trisco.
Father Linck served as a Lecturer in Church History at St. Vincent Seminary, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, as an Instructor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and as a Newman Chaplain at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He also served as Rector of St. John Fisher Seminary Residence in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Father Joseph C. Linck - Curriculum Vitae and Publications
Ph.D., Catholic University of America (1995) Church History (Major Field: American Catholic History, Minor Fields: Renaissance & Reformation, Catholic Church in England). Dissertation on: “Fully Instructed and Vehemently Influenced”: Catholic Preaching in Anglo-Colonial America.
M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary (1994) Theology.
M.A., University of Dallas (1988) Theology. Dissertation on: The Trinitarian Dimension of Eucharistic Communion with God in the Adversus Haereses of Irenaeus of Lyon.
B.A., Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (1986) Political Science.
Appointments and Positions
2006-present: Rector, Saint John Fisher Seminary Residence, Diocese of Bridgeport, Stamford, Connecticut
2004-present: Instructor, Saint John Fisher Seminary Residence, Diocese of Bridgeport, Stamford, Connecticut
2003-present: Instructor, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School for Catechists, Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut
2002-present: Instructor in the Permanent Deaconate Formation Program, Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut
2001-present: Parochial Vicar, St. Theresa Parish, Trumbull, Connecticut
2000: Instructor, Theology and History, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
1997: Instructor in the Novitiate Training Program, Sisters of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1996-98: Catholic University Chaplain, Point Park College, Robert Morris College (Downtown Campus), The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1996-99: Instructor in the Permanent Deaconate Training Program, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1995-99: Lecturer in Church History, Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
1994-99: Catholic University Chaplain, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1994: Ordained a Priest of the Roman Catholic Church for the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Grants, Scholarships and Awards
1994: Reverend Omer U. Kline Homiletics Award, Saint Vincent Seminary
1991: Hubbard Dissertation Fellowship, Catholic University of America
1990: Bishop Thomas Shahan Prize for Excellence in Church History, Catholic University of America
1988-90: Johannes F. Quasten Scholar, Catholic University of America
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Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
“`The Brightest Jewel in their Crown’: St. John Neumann and the Establishment of the Forty Hours Devotion in Philadelphia,” in “He Spared Himself in Nothing”: Essays on the Life and Thought of John Nepomucene Neumann, C.SS.R., Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia, ed. Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S. (Philadelphia, PA: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2003)
“Fully Instructed and Vehemently Influenced”: Catholic Preaching in Anglo-Colonial America, (Philadelphia, PA: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2002)
“Maine, Catholic Church in”, in The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Revised Edition, ed. Berard L. Marthaler, O.F.M. Conv., et al. (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2002), pp. IX, 54-59
“Pennsylvania, Catholic Church in”, in The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Revised Edition, ed. Berard L. Marthaler, O.F.M. Conv., et al. (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2002), pp. XI, 80-88
Building the Church in America. Studies in Honor of the Seventieth Birthday of Monsignor Robert F. Trisco, ed. with Raymond J. Kupke (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1999)
“`The Example of Your Crucified Savior’: The Spiritual Counsel of Catholic Homilists in Anglo-Colonial America,” in Building the Church in America, eds. Joseph C. Linck, and Raymond J. Kupke (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1999), pp. 13-29.
“Pennsylvania”, in The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History, eds. Michael Glazier and Thomas Shelley (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1997), pp. 1124-1129
“The Eucharist as Presented in the Corpus Christi Sermons of Colonial Anglo-America”, in American Catholic Preaching and Piety in the Time of John Carroll, ed. Raymond J. Kupke (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1992), pp. 27-53
“Erasmus’ Use of Scripture in De Vidua Christiana.” Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 11 (1991), pp. 67-87
Review of Leper Priest of Moloka`i: The Father Damien Story, Richard Stewart (Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2000). Catholic Historical Review XC (July 2004): 581-582.
Review of Fishers of Men. The Jesuit Mission at Mackinac, 1670-1765, James Boynton, S.J. (Mackinac Island, MI: St. Anne’s Church, 1996). Catholic Historical Review LXXXIV (July 1998): 609.
Review of Friar in the Wilderness: Edward Dominic Fenwick, O.P., Loretta Petit, O.P. (Chicago: Project OPUS, A History of the Order of Preachers in the United States, 1994). Catholic Historical Review LXXXIV (July 1998): 612.
Review of Catholics in Colonial Delmarva, Thomas Peterman (Devon, PA: Cooke Publishing Company, 1996). Catholic Historical Review LXXXIII (July 1997): 505-506.
“Catholic Schools and American Culture: Lessons from History”, Were Not Our Hearts Burning (2003 Total Catholic Education Conference) Pittsburgh, PA.
“Neri and Newman: The Oratory Then and Now”, The Varied Facets of Newman’s Life and Work (1999 Newman Conference) Mundelein, IL.
“The Spiritual Counsel of Catholic Homilists in Eighteenth Century Maryland and Pennsylvania” (1994 American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting) Worcester, MA.
“`The Brightest Jewel in their Crown’: St. John Neumann and the Establishment of the Forty Hours Devotion in Philadelphia,” American Catholic Historical Association (1992 Spring Meeting) Scranton, PA.
“The Eucharist as Presented in the Corpus Christi Sermons of Colonial Anglo-America”, American Catholic Historical Association (1992 Spring Meeting) Baltimore, MD.
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