Faculty & Staff

Rev. Gary Selin, S.T.D.

Selected Publications, Videos, Papers

Doctoral dissertation – “On the Christological, Ecclesiological, and Eschatological Dimensions of Priestly Celibacy in Presbyterorum Ordinis, Sacerdotalis Caelibatus and Subsequent Magisterial Documents” (S.T.D. dissertation, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2011).

Licentiate thesis – “The Development of Magisterial Teaching on the Ecclesiological Dimension of Priestly Celibacy in the Late Twentieth Century” (S.T.L. thesis, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2006).

Master thesis – “On the Threefold Priestly Ministry” (M.A. thesis, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., 1999).

“The Danger of Accomplishments,” Newman Studies Journal, Fall 2007.

“A Priest’s Chalice: Mentor’s Chalice Charged with Meaning,” Denver Catholic Register, February10, 2010.

On Music and the Priestly Life,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review, August 15, 2012.

Nihil Obstat provided for: Frederick Miller, Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation (Irondale, AL: EWTN Publishing, 2012).

Nihil Obstat provided for: José Granados, The Fifth Candle of Advent: Meditations for Each Day (Littleton, CO: Disciples Books, 2012).

Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2016).

Interview: Celibacy: A Blessing, not a Burden.” Interview with Zenit, June 17, 2016.

Leading Others to Ministry: Father Gary Selin’s journey now finds him guiding 12 Denver seminarians toward the priesthood.” Interview with Our Sunday Visitor, October 2, 2016

Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations. Interview (audio) with New Books Network, January 3, 2017.

Why the Church Guards Celibacy as a “Brilliant Jewel.’” Interview with National Catholic Register, January 24, 2017.

Nihil Obstat provided for: Leader Guide for the Forgiven series (Denver, Augustine Institute, 2017).

Why Married Priests Won’t Really Fix the Shortage.” Interview with Catholic News Agency, April 9, 2017.

Catholic Church Considers Married Priests to Ease Amazon Clergy Shortage.” Interviewed for Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2018.

Discussions of Latin-Rite Married Priests Gets Serious in Amazon Region and Quebec.” Interview with National Catholic Register, June 8, 2018.

The Purpose and Meaning of Priestly Celibacy in the Catholic Church.” Radio interview with Catholic Charities Radio, aired on February 8, 2018.

Catholic Church Considers Married Priests to Ease Amazon Clergy Shortage.” Interviewed for Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2018.

The Cenacle of the Priesthood.” Reflection submitted to Civitas Firma, April 18, 2019.

We Give What We Receive.” Reflection submitted to Civitas Firma, June 25, 2019.

Catholics Debate the Future of Priestly Celibacy.” Interviewed for Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2019.

Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned,” Interview for Catholic News Agency podcast, July 12, 2019.

Faithful College Graduate Defends Celibacy for Priests.” Interviewed for The Cardinal Newman Society, October 22, 2019.

A Reflection on Priestly Celibacy for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Denver. Private publication distributed to the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Denver, 2019.

Lectures

“The Heart of the Bridegroom: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Priestly Celibacy”: series of lectures given at the convocation for the presbyterate of the Diocese of Arlington, April 30 – May 4, 2012.

“On the Threefold Dimension of Priestly Celibacy”: colloquium presentation to the faculty of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, March 28, 2012.

“Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations”: book presentation to the public, Cardinal Stafford Library, December 6, 2016.

“Toward a Deeper Understanding of Priestly Celibacy”: spiritual reflections given to priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, April 3, 2019.

Four conferences on priestly celibacy given to the Dominican seminarians at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC, January 10-11, 2020.