Father James J. Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Toledo for more than 30 years. He was called “one of America’s finest, most insightful theologians, with a remarkable capacity for clear writing and effective teaching” by Richard P. McBrien, Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University.
Latest Reflections Articles
Fr. Bacik’s May Reflections on Religion and Violence summarizes 4 major positions on the topic and attempts a more concrete, nuanced analysis of the current struggle against terrorism. Fr. Bacik’s May Reflections on Religion and Violence
Fr. Bacik’s April Reflections continues to explore Thomas Merton and his thoughts on racism
Latest Lecture Videos
Fr. James Bacik | Karl Barth: Worshipping God, Opposing Hitler | November 21, 2014 | Franciscan Center, Lourdes University
Fr. James Bacik | Theological Journey of a Pastor: With Gratitude to My Teachers | November 2, 2014 | Queen of Peace Chapel, Lourdes University This presentation was given on the occasion of the dedication of the Father James J. Bacik Archives at Lourdes University.