Horarium
  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary
    12:15pm Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings / Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Night Prayer (except Friday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass & 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 Night Prayer
Calendar
  • Tuesday, April 15

    After Darwin, Aquinas:

    Transcendence, Providence, and Divine Agency in Nature

    Lecture by Dr. William E. Carroll

    7 p.m., NYU Catholic Center

  • Thursday, April 17

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 18

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 21

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, April 22-23

    Reading Days - No classes

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday-Saturday, April 25-26

    St. Francis of Assisi and the Western Tradition

    Thomistic Institute Conference at NYU Catholic Center

  • Saturday, April 26

    6:30 p.m. Fourth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

  • Monday-Friday, April 28-May 2

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, May 2

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 5

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday-Friday, May 6-9

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 9

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 12

    All Grades Due

  • Monday-Friday, May 12-16

    Special Exam Week

  • Friday, May 16

    Commencement

  • Friday, May 23

    Priesthood Ordinations

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, May 26

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 27

    Summer Session Begins

  • Monday, June 2

    Classes Begin

  • Friday, July 4

    Independence Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, July 25

    Summer Session Ends

  • Monday, July 28

    All Grades Due (3:00 PM)

  • August 1-22

    No Public Hours for Library

  • Saturday, August 23

    9:30am - New Student Orientation

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 25

    Classes Begin

    5 p.m. - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit

  • Monday, September 1

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

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