Alumnus named President of Theological College


Father Worcester, who wrote a PhD in history at Eddies from 1991, is a Professor of History, Catholic Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His specialty areas are the Reformation; religion and society in seventeenth-century France; the history of the Jesuits; and the history of the papacy.

A frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Thomas talks to the media on a wide-range of topics surrounding Catholicism and the papacy. He has also written for or provided expert commentary to numerous media outlets including America Magazine, WBZ TV, Washington Times and Catholic Free Press.

He is the author of Seventeenth-Century Cultural Discourse: France and the Preaching of Bishop Camus (Mouton de Gruyter, 1997). He is also co-editor of four books, including The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He has lectured widely in Europe and North America and published a number of articles in journals such as Renaissance Quarterly, Seventeenth-Century French Studies, and Sixteenth Century Journal. His interest in Baroque art has led him to co-curate two exhibitions. He is the general editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in autumn 2017.

Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. It offers post-baccalaureate civil and ecclesial degrees within the Roman Catholic tradition.

Sister Gill Goulding, who is a member of faculty at Regis College, will be holding a position as Research Assistant at the Von Hügel Institute in 2018-19.