Dr Mariusz Biliniewicz

MA/MPhil (PWT), PhD (NUI)
Senior Lecturer in Theology/Associate Dean (Research and Academic Development)

Email: mariusz.biliniewicz@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4179

  • Biography

    Mariusz Biliniewicz is a theologian with competence in fundamental and systematic theology. He has studied and taught in Poland, Ireland and Australia and currently works at  the School of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. He has spoken and published internationally on a number of theological topics.

  • Teaching Areas

    • Christology
    • Ecclesiology
    • Mariology
    • Trinity
    • Sacraments
    • Fundamental Theology
    • Reason and Revelation
    • Research Methods in Philosophy and Theology
    • Fundamental Moral Theology
    • LOGOS program
  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    • Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
    • Second Vatican Council
    • Liturgy and sacraments
    • Post-Vatican II theology
    • Ecclesiology
    • Faith and reason
    • General systematic theology
  • Books

    • The Liturgical Vision of Pope Benedict XVI. A Theological Inquiry. Peter Lang: New York, Berlin, Oxford, 2013.
    • Agere in persona Christi: Aspects of the Ministerial Priesthood. Proceedings of the Seventh Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2014. Smenos Publications, 2015. Foreword and edition.
    • Amoris Laetitia and the spirit of Vatican II. The source of controversy. New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Book Chapters

      • "Reasonable Worship (Romans 12:1): Joseph Ratzinger’s Theology of Sacrifice." In Celebrating the Eucharist: Sacrifice and Communion. Proceedings of the Fifth Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2012, edited by Gerard Deighan, 73-86. Smenos Publications, 2014.
      • "Fifty Years of Sacrosanctum Concilium: A Review of the Theological Critique." In Sancrosanctum Concilium: 1963-2013. Proceedings of the Sixth Fota International Liturgical Conference in Cork, 2013, edited by John M. Cunningham, 71-90. Smenos Publications, 2015.
      • "Jedna encyklika dwóch papieży. Ślady teologii Josepha Ratzingera w 'Lumen fidei' papieża Franciszka." In Opera Theologiae Systematicae 2. Teologiczna cnota wiary, edited by Włodzimierz Wołyniec, 159-175. Wrocław: Papieski Wydział Teologiczny, 2015.
      • "Mariology of John Paul II: An Overview." In Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millenium, edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, Peter John McGregor and Paul Morrissey, 78-97. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2017.
      • "Pastoral Magisterium? The Teaching Office of the Church in the Pontificate of Pope Francis." In Ecclesiology at the Beginning of the Third Millenium, edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann and Peter John McGregor, 40-62. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2019.
      • ""Reformation-Era Principles of Biblical Exegesis and Contemporary Roman Catholic Liturgy in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI." In Joseph Ratzinger and the Healing of the Reformation-Era Divisions, edited by Emery de Gaál and Matthew Levering, 53-75. Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2019.
      • "Is capital punishment “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person” (revised CCC 2267)? Reflections on the current state of question," In Theological Anthropology at the Beginning of the Third Millenium, edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann and Peter John McGregor. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, forthcoming in 2021.
      • 'Christianity" in Ratzinger Lexicon, edited by Rudy Albino de Assunção. San Francisco, Ignatius Press, forthcoming in 2021.
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

      • "Inner Dynamism of Divine Worship. Joseph Ratzinger on Liturgical Development."  Wrocławski Przegląd Teologiczny 22 (2014): 21-36.
      • "Limits of Authority and Menaces to Truth: Some Thoughts of Joseph Ratzinger on Politics and Liturgy," Australasian Catholic Record 96/3 (July 2019): 277-88.
      • "Veritatis Splendor and the Universal Call to Holiness." Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2020): 1–18.
      • “Popes Benedict XVI and Francis on the Sexual Abuse of Minors: Ecclesiological Perspectives.” Australasian Catholic Record 98/3 (July 2020): 297-311.
  • Conference Papers

      • Fifth Fota International Liturgical Conference, Cork, Ireland (July 2012).
      • YouTheol: Young Theologians Speak to Young Believers, Maynooth, Ireland (autumn 2012).
      • International Symposium on Dynamism of Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Maynooth, Ireland (June 2013).
      • Sixth Fota International Liturgical Conference, Cork, Ireland (July 2013).
      • Theological Symposium on the occasion of the completion of the Year of Faith, Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Wrocław, Poland (March 2014).
      • International Symposium on Joseph Ratzinger’s Theology of Politics, Maynooth, Ireland (June 2015).
      • Eighth Fota International Liturgical Conference, Cork, Ireland (July 2015).
      • Mariology Conference, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney (March 2016).
      • Joseph Ratzinger and the Healing of the Reformation-Era Divisions, Mundelein IL, USA (October 2017)
      • Ecclesiology Conference, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney (February 2018)
      • Conference for 25 years of Veritatis Splendor, University of Notre Dame, Sydney (October 2018)
      • Theological Symposium, Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Wrocław, Poland (December 2018)
      • Australian Catholic Theological Association, Sydney (July 2019)
      • Theological Anthropology Conference, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Australia (February 2020)
  • Original Creative Works

  • Recorded or Rendered Works

    Translations:

    • Peterson, Tom. Catholics Come Home. God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life. New York: Image, 2013.
      Polish edition: Katolicy Powróćcie do Domu. Niezwykły Boży Plan na Twoje Życie. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Święty Wojciech, 2014.
    • Perrone Rooney, Linda. Walking the Disciples’s Path. Eight Steps That Will Change Your Life and the World. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 2013.
      Polish edition: Ścieżka ucznia: osiem kroków, które mogą zmienić Twoje życie i świat. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Święty Wojciech, 2015.
    • Hahn, Scott. Evangelizing Catholics. A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2014.
      Polish edition: Nieście i przyjmujcie Dobrą Nowinę. Wyzwania Nowej Ewangelizacji. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Święty Wojciech, 2015.
    • Ruhi-López Angelique and Carmen Santamaría, The Infertility Companion for Catholics. Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 2011. Polish edition: Katolicki przewodnik po zagadnieniu niepłodności. Duchowe i praktyczne wsparcie dla par. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Święty Wojciech, 2015.
    • Ciszek, Walter J. and Daniel L. Flaherty. He Leadeth Me. New York: Image, 1973.
      Polish edition: ... bo Ty jesteś ze mną. Duchowe świadectwo z Syberii. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Święty Wojciech, 2015.
  • Professional affiliations

    Member of Australian Catholic Theological Association

  • Community engagement

    Occasional speaker at parishes and formation centres