Rev. Prof. Francis J. Moloney SDB AM
STL (PSU, Rome) LSS (PBI) DPhil (Oxon) FAHA

Senior Fellow
Department of Biblical Studies

Very Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney SDB AM is a senior fellow of Catholic Theological College and member of the Department of Biblical Studies. He lectures in New Testament.  He is a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco and is Vice Rector of Don Bosco House, Clifton Hill.  He is also a co-opted member of the Senate of Catholic Theological College, and an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.  In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to religion.
The undergraduate units he teaches include:
The postgraduate units he teaches include:
He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Salesian University (Rome), and a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome).  He is a Doctor of Philosophy within the University of Oxford, and holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (Honoris Causa) from St Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, USA.  He is an eminent New Testament scholar of international repute and was the Foundation Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University.
He has also taught at Salesian Pontifical University, Rome (New Testament), the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, the Gregorian University, Rome, (New Testament), the École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem (New Testament, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (New Testament), and St Mary's Seminary and University, Cleveland, OH (New Testament).  He has also been a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See.

His current academic interests including areas of research are: The Four Gospels, The Book of the Apocalypse and The rode of Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Catholic Church. 

Among his most recent publications are:

Published Articles: 
  • (2019) The Book of Revelation: Hope in Dark Times. Religions. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2077-1444
  • (2017) The First Days of Jesus and the Role of the Disciples: A STUDY OF JOHN 1:19-51. Australian Biblical Review, 65 pp. 61-77. ISSN 0045-0308
  • (2017) 'He Loved them to the End.' Eucharist in the Gospel of John. Worship, 91. pp. 43-64. ISSN 0043-941X
  • (2017) Reform: Spirituality and the person of Jesus; Christian holiness and deification (theosis). Pacifica, 30 (1). pp. 56-71. ISSN 1030-570X

Book Chapters:

  • (2019) The Acts of the Apostles: With the Spirit o the Ends of the Earth. In: Missio ad Gentes in the Acts of the Apostles. Urbaniana University Press, Cittá˝°
  • (2018) John. In: The Paulist biblical commentary. Paulist Press, New York, pp. 1105-1185. ISBN 9780809106134
  • (2018) A Study of Mark 16:6-8: Hope in the Midst of Failure. In: Journal of the Gospel and Acts Research. Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie Centre, pp. 44-54. ISBN 9781925730043
  • (2017) Marriage and Wealth. A Study of Mark 10:1-31. In: The Bible and Catholic theological ethics. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, 99. 151-60. ISBN 978608336838
Books / Monographs
  • (2019) The Apocalypse: the perennial revelation of Jesus Christ [Translated and Edited - Translation of Apocalisse prima e dopo]. Wipf & Stock, Eugene. 425pp. ISBN 9781532666049
  • (2019) Una reflexión salesiana sobre la vida consagrada. la vida religiosa en el tercer milenio [A Salesian reflection on consecrated life. religous life in the third millennium]. Editorial CCS, Madrid, 232pp. ISBN 9788490239155
  • (2018) Biblical Reflections on Jesus, Vocation and Mission. Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines, Quezon city. ISBN XXXX
  • (2018) Broken for you : Jesus Christ, the Catholic priesthood & the word of God. Coventry Press, Bayswater. 64pp. ISBN 9780648360155
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