Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.
St. Thomas University, Minnesota
Sister Katarina Schuth, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis and an internationally-recognized expert on Roman Catholic seminary education, is at the forefront of conversations about the changing nature of the priesthood in the United States. A scholar of both pastoral theology and sociology of religion, Dr. Schuth has authored five books and more than fifty articles treating the subjects of liturgical formation, lay ministry, changes in seminary education following the sexual abuse crisis, multiple-parish ministry, and more. Her knowledge of seminaries, their histories, students, faculties, courses of instruction, growth and decline is encyclopedic. A Henry Luce II Fellow, she was also named Professor of the Year in 2008 at the University of St. Thomas, where she has taught since 1991.