John D. Corbett

Ph.D John D. Corbett
Address487 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017

Moral Theology, Dominican House of Studies

B.A., Providence College, 1973
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception,
Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland,

Fr. Corbett grew up in Columbus, Ohio and came to know the Dominicans through family members in the Order, through St. Patrick’s Parish, and through attending Providence College, from which he graduated in 1973 with a B.A. in Political Science. Fr. Corbett joined the Dominicans in the summer of 1974 and was ordained a priest on May 12th, 1980. He completed his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1981 and began to teach moral theology as well as the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College. He also assisted in campus ministries and in the Student Residence Program. Three years later he began his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and was awarded his Ph.D. after completing his dissertation on the theology of virtue in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. While in Fribourg, Fr. Corbett served as pastor to the English speaking parish of Bruderklaus. Upon returning to the Dominican House of Studies in 1989, he was appointed Assistant Student Master. Fr. Corbett was appointed to the Faculty of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio in 1991, and spent the next seven years teaching various courses in moral theology, as well as offering retreats, spiritual direction, and personal formation for seminarians. He regularly assisted in three parishes for Sunday preaching. Joining the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in the Fall of 1998, Fr. Corbett teaches in the area of fundamental moral theology.

Areas of Interest

Fundamental moral theology;

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