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
  • Friday, December 19

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 12, 2015

    Classes Begin

  • Saturday, January 17

    Anglo-Catholic Modernism: Writing Religious Beauty in the Modern Era

    Julia Yost, Yale University

    7:30 PM - Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, January 19

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, January 22

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday, January 23

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Thursday, January 29

    7 p.m. Thomistic Circles

    Honorary Lecture by Joseph P. Wawrykow

  • Friday, February 27

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, March 6

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday-Friday, March 9-13

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Wednesday, March 18

    Ash Wednesday

    Administrative Thursday - Thursday classes held, no Wednesday classes

  • Thursday, March 19

    Feast of St. Joseph

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday-Saturday, March 20-21

    Thomistic Circles:

    What is a Human Person?

  • Wednesday, March 25

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

  • Thursday-Friday, March 26-27

    Registration for Fall 2015 Classes

  • Monday-Wednesday, March 30-April 1

    Registration for Fall 2015 Classes

  • Thursday, April 2

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 3

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 6

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 7

    Administrative Monday - Monday classes held, no Tuesday classes

  • Saturday, April 18

    Fifth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

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