Rev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield
Adjunct Instructor of Moral and Spiritual Theology
B.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
M.Div., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
S.T.L., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C.
S.T.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C.
Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in 1994. He has served in parish ministry, and as a high school faculty member teaching freshman and senior theology.
Msgr. Bransfield holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and has served on the faculty of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia as a Professor of Moral Theology.
Currently, Msgr. Bransfield serves as the Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. He has served as the Assistant General Secretary, as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the Conference, and as lead staff to the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.
Previously, he has served as lead staff to the Priority Task Force on Faith Formation and Sacramental Practice and as lead staff to the Priority Task Force on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person. Msgr. Bransfield has also served as a strategic facilitator to the Office of General Counsel, the Office for Pro-Life Activities at the USCCB, and has represented the USCCB to the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis.
Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word, Pauline Books and Media, September 2013.
Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual Solution, Paulist Press, May 2013.
La fuente de toda santidad (Spanish translation of the first part of Living the Beatitudes), Ediciones RIALP, S.A., 2012.
Living the Beatitudes: A Journey to Life in Christ, Pauline Books and Media, 2011.
The Human Person: According to John Paul II. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2010.
Additionally, Msgr. Bransfield’s articles have appeared in America, Our Sunday Visitor, and Catechetical Leader. He has addressed presbyterates in several Dioceses and state-wide gatherings of priests.