Fr. Kevin D. O'Rourke, OP, JCD, STM: Biographical Highlights

March-April 2007
1927   Born March 4, Park Ridge, IL
1941-45   Attended Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL
1945   Served in the U.S. Navy, World War II
1946-47   Attended the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1947   Entered Dominican Order of Preachers, Central Province, U.S.A.
1951   Took solemn vows
1952   Licentiate in philosophy (PhL), Aquinas Institute of Philosophy, River Forest, IL
1954   Licentiate of sacred theology (STL), Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
1954   Ordained a priest, Dominican Order of Preachers
1958-66   Professor of moral theology and canon law, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
1958   Doctor of canon law (JCD), St. Thomas University, Rome
1964-68   Dean, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
1965-72   Chairman, Iowa Consortium Schools of Theology
1969-72   President, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
1972-73   Graduate fellow, School of Divinity, University of Chicago
1973-77   Director, medical-moral affairs, Catholic Hospital Association, St. Louis
1977-79   Vice President, medical-moral affairs, Catholic Hospital Association, St. Louis
1979-99   Director, Center for Health Care Ethics, Health Sciences Center, Saint Louis University
1979-2000   Professor of health care ethics, Department of Internal Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Saint Louis University
1983   Master of sacred theology (STM), Dominican Order of Preachers, dedication and excellence in writing and teaching
1992   Sister Mary Concilia Moran, RSM, Award, Catholic Health Association, St. Louis
1998   Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis
1999   Professor emeritus, Center for Health Care Ethics, Health Sciences Center, Saint Louis University
2000-present   Professor of bioethics, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

2004

  Lifetime Achievement Award, Catholic Health Association, St. Louis

 

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