Vincent Genovesi, S.J.

Phone: 610-660-1868


  • A.B., 1962, Fordham University
  • M.A., 1966, Fordham University
  • Ph.L., 1963, Woodstock College
  • M.Div, 1969, Woodstock College
  • Ph.D., 1973, Emory University

Professional Experience

Rector of the Jesuit Community at Saint Joseph's University.


  • In Pursuit of Love: Catholic Morality and Human Sexuality (Second Ed.; Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1996). Recipient of The Catholic Press Association's 1997 BOOK AWARD (Third Place-Tie) for Educational Works published in 1996. Published also in the Philippines (2003) and in Portuguese in Brazil (2009).
  • “Magisterium and Conscience: Living as Faithful and Responsible Catholics,” Chicago Studies, 48/1 (Spring, 2009): 64-84.
  • “Room for Sacramental Reconciliation?,” Review for Religious 67/1 (Winter, 2008): 74-84.
  • "The Touch of God: Marriage as Sacrament," America 176/13 (April 19, 1997): 8-12.
  • "To Suffer and Die in Christ: Spirituality and Catholic Morality,"America 174/10 (March 23-30, 1996): 8-15.



Theology of Christian Marriage, the human and moral meaning of sexuality, and Catholic Morality Issues in Medical Ethics, especially reproductive technology and care of the dying.

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Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Issues in Catholocism (Marriage, Morality, Ethics), Medical Ethics, Morality of Human Sexuality, Dying and Care for Terminally Ill