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About Anthony Ciorra

Fr. Anthony Ciorra has been appointed Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity as of February 2017.

Tony was successful in his previous role of Professor of Theology and Associate Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity. A popular professor with students, he always considers the University’s mission and vision whether he is organizing colloquia or considering candidates for an honorary degree. He will continue to oversee the presidential seminar and the program of faculty conversations and will work with faculty and staff on future programs and events. 

Fr. Ciorra gives workshops and retreats throughout the United States, the Middle East and Europe. He recently has overseen the presidential seminar and the program of faculty conversations and has developed a series of lectures and programs, many with a focus on dialogue among Jews, Christians and Muslims. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the United States, the Middle East and Europe. He also worked on faculty training for the CIT seminars and served on faculty for the Lilly Grant summer program.

Ordained a priest in 1973, he was dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, director of the Center of Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth and the director for the Center for Spiritual Development in the Archdiocese of New York.

He was ordained a priest in 1973. His experience has included parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history and pastoral theology and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. 

He has a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University. His areas of research and publication include spirituality in the workplace and living Christian moral values in the world. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, he was given the pontifical honor Pro Eccelsia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul in 1999. He was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award in 2000 for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of Renew Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. 


Positions

February 2017 Present Vice President for Mission & Catholic Identity, Sacred Heart University Office of Mission & Catholic Identity
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October 2016February 2017 Interim VP for Mission & Catholic Identity, Sacred Heart University Office of Mission & Catholic Identity
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20112016 Assistant VP for Mission & Catholic Identity, Sacred Heart University Office of Mission & Catholic Identity
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Ecclesiae et Pontifice Award, given by Pope John Paul II in 1999
  • Bronx Service Award


Contact Information

Mission and Catholic Identity 
Melady Hall 229
203-371-7912

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