Gerard Moore

BA, BTh, STL, STD
Lecturer in Worship & Practical Theology; Head of School, Charles Sturt University
Phone: 02 8838 8958
Email: [email protected]

Gerard Moore holds a doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Before coming to UTC, he taught in the areas of worship and theology in a number of colleges, and was also the Research Director of the Sydney College of Divinity. He has published widely in the areas of liturgy, spirituality and justice, and his books include Vatican II and the Collects for Ordinary Time: A Study in the Roman Missal (1975), Why the Mass Matters (2004), Why Rites of Reconciliation Matter (2008), and Lord Hear Our Prayer: Praying the General Intercessions (2008).

Gerard is currently involved in writing work booklets for children and young adults. The first of these was We Learn about the Mass (2008), and further texts for the Uniting Church and the Greek Orthodox Church are also in production.

Gerard has been a consultant to the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), and has contributed to a number of national liturgical bodies, both ecumenical and within the Roman Catholic tradition, including the Australian Consultation on Liturgy (ACOL). He is also an advisor to the Uniting Church in Australia’s Assembly Working Group on Worship.

Research Interests

Liturgical texts: translation, interpretation and use, with current emphasis on the Roman Missal; the Eucharistic texts of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ (book in progress); the liturgical year (book in progress); the intersection of worship and justice; the relationship between worship and culture.

Publications

Books

The Disciples at the Lord’s Table, Pickwick Publications, 2015

Earth Unites With Heaven, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2015

Lord Hear Our Prayer: Praying the General Intercessions. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2008.

Why Rites of Reconciliation Matter. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2008.

Understanding The General Instruction of the Roman Missal. New York/ Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2007 (Australian Edition by St Pauls Publications, Strathfield, 2007).

Why the Mass Matters: A guide to praying the Mass. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2004 (USA edition Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2006).

Vatican II and the Collects for Ordinary Time: A Study in the Roman Missal (1975). Bethesda Md.: Catholic Scholars Press, 1998.

Pamphlets

The Beatitudes and Justice. Catholic Social Justice Series No 52. Sydney: The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 2004.

A Spirituality for Justice. Catholic Social Justice Series No.42. Sydney: Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 2002.

Eucharist and Justice. Catholic Social Justice Series No.39. Sydney: Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 2000. Republished by EnvisionChurch: Art, Architecture, Liturgy and Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition.

The Holy Spirit of Social Justice. Catholic Social Justice Series No. 34. Sydney: Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 1998.

Books edited

Mystery: The heart of life and the core of faith. Windows Into … Series. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2006.

A Hunger for Reconciliation: in Society and the Church. Windows Into … Series. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2004.

Chapters in books

“Sacramentality: An Australian Perspective”. Chapter in Stephen Burns and Anita Monro, Christian Worship in Australia: Inculturating the Liturgical Tradition. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2009.

“The Vocabulary of the Collects: Retreiving a Biblical Heritage”. Chapter in Appreciating the Collect: An Irenic Methodology. Vol 1 in the series Liturgiam Aestimare: Appreciating the Liturgy, Documenta Rerum Ecclesiasticarum Instaurata. Series Moderator Ephrem Carr, Editors James Leachman, Daniel P. McCarthy, Patrick Regan. Farnborough, England: St Michael’s Abbey Press, 2008.

“Locating Mystery in Worship”. Chapter in Mystery: the heart of live and the core of faith, ed. Gerard Moore, 87-101. Windows Into … Series. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2006.

“Rituals for Forgiveness, the Rites of Penance and the Healing of the World.” Chapter in A Hunger for Reconciliation: in Society and the Church, ed Gerard Moore, 83-102. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2004.

“Church: Word and Sacrament”. Chapter in Foundations of Christian Faith: An introduction for students, ed. by Damien Casey, Gerard Hall and Anne Hunt, 39-49. Southbank Victoria: Social Science Press, 2004.

“Making Sense of Liturgy and Ritual”. Chapter in The Possibility of Belief: The Challenges and Prospects of Catholic Faith, ed. by Richard Lennan, 103-118. Strathfield: St Pauls, 2004.

“Reflections on the Relationship of Transubstantiation to the Eucharist and Eucharistic Theology.” In Eucharist: Experience and Testimony, ed. by Tom Knowles, 78-83. Melbourne: David Lovell, 2001.

“The Justice Dimensions of the Eucharist.” In The Eucharist: Faith and Worship, ed. by Margaret Press, 75-89. Homebush, NSW: St Pauls, 2001.

“Praying the Text: the Eucharistic Prayer in the Assembly.” In The Eucharist: Faith and Worship, ed. by Margaret Press, 90-108. Homebush, NSW: St Pauls, 2001.

Articles in refereed journals

“The Petitionary Nature of the Mass”. Australasian Catholic Record 86 (3/2009): 318-327.

“The Mass Through the Ages”. Liturgical Ministry 16 (2007): 11-18.

“The Spirit and Social Justice: building the reign of God”. Australian Pentecostal Studies 10 (2006/7): 15-24.

“Appreciating worship in all its variety”. Australian Journal of Liturgy 10 (3/2006): 79-90.

“Adaptation and worship”. Celebrate! 45(5/2006): 8-12.

“Inculturation and worship”. Celebrate! 45(1/2006): 9-12.

“Eucharist and justice”. Celebrate! 44 (6/ 2005): 20-24.

“Without lament there is no life”. Australian Journal of Liturgy 10 (1/2005): 29-46.

“Christ present in mystery: the Eucharist.” Celebrate! 44 (4/2005): 9-13.

“Are We There Yet? Vatican II and the Renewal of the Liturgy: Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”. Australasian Catholic Record 80 (3/2004): 259-271.

“ANZAC Memorials: some reflections for Christian Liturgy.” Australian Journal of Liturgy 9 (2/2003): 58-70.

“The Place of the Trinity in the Mass: As understood by the General Instruction 2002.” Pastoral Liturgy 34 (1/2003): 5-8.

“Fording the Impasse: Beyond the ‘Reform of the Reform’ of the Liturgy.” Compass 37 (2/2003): 9-15, also in Australian EJournal of Theology, August 2003.

“The Third Edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal: an initial commentary.” Australasian Catholic Record 79 (4/2002): 469-482.

“Ecclesia in Oceania: Liturgical perspectives.” Compass 36 (2/2002): 37-42.

“Underneath Translation: an examination of the theological foundations of Liturgiam authenticam.” Compass 35 (4/2001): 19-23.

“The ministers and ministries in the liturgy: a Roman Catholic perspective.” Australian Journal of Liturgy 8 (2/2001): 63-72.

“Crisis and Opportunity in Liturgy.” Compass 34 (2/2000): 33-38.

“The Forgiveness of Sins: a Ritual History.” Australasian Catholic Record 77 (2000): 10-19.

“Justice without Worship? The God of the Sabbath or the God of Sunday: a Response to John Dominic Crossan.” Colloquium 31 (2/1999): 111-119.

“The Certificate in Pastoral Liturgy: An Overview.” Australian Journal of Liturgy 7 (2/1999):72-92.

“Reconciliation in our land and the liturgical tradition of penance.” Compass 33 (3/1999): 9-13.

“Theology Forum 2: Eucharist: Participating in the Mystery” Compass 33 (2/1999): 36-39.