Faculty & Staff

Susan C. Selner Wright, PhD

Selected Publications, Videos, Papers

On Catholic Church Teaching

“Seeing as God Sees: The Metaphysics of the Sex Binary and a Catholic Approach to Pastoral Care for Persons Affected by Gender Incongruity,” Charles J. Chaput Chair in Philosophy Lecture, Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary, January 2020. Document and Video

Seeing as God Sees” [a version of the Chaput lecture without the section on the metaphysics of the sex binary], Homiletic and Pastoral Review, March 20, 2020

Faith and Reason: The Catholic Both/And, Lecture for Archdiocese of Denver (AoDCatholic Schools Teachers, August 2019.

The Christian View of the Human Person,” Lecture for AoD Catholic Schools Teachers, August 2019.

“’Male and Female He Created Them,’ the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 2019 Declaration on ‘Gender Theory’ and Catholic Schools,” Lecture for AoD Catholic Schools Principals, August 2019.

Humanae Vitae: A Gift to Women and Men,” Humanae Vitae: The Next 50 Years Conference, Office of Evangelization and Family Life, AoD, St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial, April 2018.  Document and Audio

On Disability and “Autonomy”

Disability Debunks the Late Modern Myth of Radical Autonomy,” Church Life Journal, November 16, 2017.

Ontological Poverty and Our Attitude toward the Dependent and Disabled,” Charles J. Chaput Chair in Philosophy Lecture, SJVTS, March 2017.

Related podcast by Sons of Ars, Sept 22, 2019, Who’s Actually Poor?

On Seminary Formation

Sharing a Spirit of Discernment,” short version (co-author), in “Letters from the Vatican #4,” First Things, Feb 22, 2019.

Sharing a Spirit of Discernment” (co-author), submitted to Synod on Protection of Minors, Feb 2019.

“Vocational Call: A Creative Retrieval in Light of the Thought of John Paul II” (with Terrence Wright), International Philosophical Quarterly 50:3, Sept 2010.

On St. John Paul II

“The Epistemology of the Personal Genius,” LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 20:1, Winter 2017.

“St. John Paul II on the Genius of Woman,” first chapter of Woman as Prophet, ed. R.M. Lemmons, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016.

“Vocational Call: A Creative Retrieval in Light of the Thought of John Paul II” (with Terrence Wright), International Philosophical Quarterly 50:3, Sept 2010.

On St. Thomas Aquinas

On Creation: A Translation of the Leonine Edition of Thomas Aquinas’ De potentia Dei, Q. 3., Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

Aquinas for Beginners, Part I [a study guide for adult women], Denver: Endow [a Catholic apostolate Educating on the Nature and Dignity Of Women], 2007.

Aquinas for Beginners, Part II [a study guide for adult women], Denver: Endow , 2010.

“The Order of Charity in Thomas Aquinas,” Philosophy and Theology 9:1-2, 1995.