Horarium
  • Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Saturday, August 29

    9:30 AM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 31

    Classes Begin

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 7

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 11

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Tuesday, September 22

    Night Classes Canceled (Papal Visit)

  • Wednesday, September 23

    Papal Visit to Washington, D.C.

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 9

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 12

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 16

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 31

    7:30 PM - Vigil of All Saints, DHS Chapel

  • Monday-Friday, November 2-6

    Registration for Spring 2016 Classes

  • Friday, November 6

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Wednesday, November 25

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday-Friday, November 26-27

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, November 30 - December 4

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Tuesday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 11

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 14

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday-Friday, December 15-18

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 18

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22

    Special Exams Period

  • Tuesday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 4, 2016

    Library and Offices Reopen

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.

Biography

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.

Select Publications

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.

Email Msgr. Bransfield