Dr. Mark S. Latkovic

About Dr. Mark S. Latkovic

Dr. Mark Latkovic is a Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, where he has taught since July 1990, and where he has also been Associate Dean of Studies from September 1999 until January 2000, and interim Dean of Studies from February 2000 until August 2000. He was made a full professor in March 2003. Dr. Latkovic received a dual bachelor's degree in 1986 in religious studies and philosophy (with a minor in communications) from Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) and a master's degree in 1989 in theology from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). He also received in 1990 a license in sacred theology degree (STL, Summa Cum Laude) that was directed by the late Benedict M. Ashley, OP (1915-2013), and a doctorate in sacred theology degree (STD, Summa Cum Laude) from the Lateran University's Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Washington, DC "session"), where he was a Michael J. McGivney Fellow working as a graduate assistant to Ashley. His licenciate thesis was a critique of the moral theologian Joseph Selling's understanding of Humanae vitae and his doctoral dissertation was a study of the moral theology of Fr. Ashley that was directed by William E. May (1928--) and defended in April 1998.

The Fundamental Option

A Faithful Student’s Guide to a Competing 20th Century Moral Theory

For years now in the post-conciliar period, the concept of the fundamental option—which some have likened to St. Thomas Aquinas’s notion of a commitment to an “Ultimate End” as the first principle of moral action (see Benedict M. Ashley, O.P … [Read more...]

Catholic Men, the Spiritual Life, and Our Growth in Holiness-Perfection

Living Faith as Conversion, Knowledge, and Joy According to the Thought of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

A Catholic Christian spiritual life has often been described in terms of “ways,” “stages,” “degrees,” and “conversions.”[1. See, e.g., among many books on the topic, Fr. John J. Pasquini, Light, Happiness and Peace: Journeying Through Tradit … [Read more...]