A New President for the Pontifical Faculty
June 11, 2013
The Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See, in a decree dated 8 April 2013, has approved the appointment of Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., as the President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC. Fr. Langlois’s term as President officially began on 9 June 2013. Fr. Langlois is following the recently completed term of Rev. Steven Boguslawski, O.P., who has served as President for the past six years. Fr. Langlois received his License in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 1992 and was then assigned to Providence College, where he taught in the Theology Department and in the Development of Western Civilization Program. In 2000, he obtained the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) in Church History from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), with a special concentration in the Reformation period. While teaching at Providence College, Fr. Langlois also served as archivist for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph from 2000 to 2002. He has been a participant in OPUS, a collaborative research group of Dominican men and women whose goal is to produce a comprehensive history of the development of the Order in the United States. In June 2002, he was appointed Student Master at the Dominican House of Studies and also joined the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. Since 2010, he has served as the Socius to the Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Joseph.