Cole, Basil 1937- (Basil Burr Cole)

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Cole, Basil 1937- (Basil Burr Cole)


Born March 14, 1937, in San Francisco, CA; son of Burr R. and Lucy Cole. Ethnicity: "Italian/English." Education: University of San Francisco, B.S., 1959; St. Albert's College, B.Ph., 1964; Le Saulchoir, Paris, France, S.T.L., 1968; Universita San Tommaso, Rome, Italy, S.T.D., 1991. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Jazz music.


Home and office—Washington, DC; fax: 202-636-4460. E-mail—[email protected].


Ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum; Dominicans; O.P.), 1966; Pilarca College, professor of theology and philosophy, 1968-69; Western Dominican Province, Oakland, CA, served as parish priest, member of provincial council, and teacher, 1968-99, superior (prior), 1970-78; Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC, member of Province of St. Joseph and associate professor of moral and spiritual theology, 1998—, subprior, 2002—. Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, Italy, guest professor, between 1985 and 1997; preacher throughout the midwestern United States.


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Mariological Society of America.


(With Paul Conner) Christian Totality: Theology of Consecrated Life, St. Paul Editions (Bombay, India), 1992, Alba House (Staten Island, NY), 1997.

The Moral and Psychological Effects of Music: A Theological Appraisal, [Rome, Italy], 1992, published as Music and Morals: A Theological Appraisal of the Moral and Psychological Effects of Music, Alba House (Staten Island, NY), 1993.

(With Paul Conner) A New Catechism of the Consecrated Life: Help for Perplexed Postulants and Novices of the Third Millennium, Asia Trading (Bangalore, India), 1999.

The Hidden Enemies of the Priesthood: The Contributions of St. Thomas Aquinas, Alba House (Staten Island, NY), 2006.

(Editor, with Dominic Hoffman) Consecrated Life: Contribution of Vatican II, St. Paul Publications (Bandra, India), 2006.

Contributor to books, including The Way of the Lord Jesus, three volumes, by Germain Grisez and others, Franciscan Press, 1997; Dominicans on Saint Joseph: Devotion to Saint Joseph in the Order of Preachers through the Centuries, Dominican Friars (River Forest, IL), 1997; and Angels from the Vatican: The Invisible Made Visible, edited by Allen Duston and Arnold Nesselrath, Art Services International (Alexandria, VA), 1998. Contributor of about fifty articles and reviews to periodicals, including National Catholic Register, Priest, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Reason and Faith, Logos, Thomist, Nova et Vetera (English edition), and Angelicum.


Basil Cole once told CA: "I have a deep desire to clarify issues in my field. Since I am a preacher and teacher, conversations with others cause me to receive intuitions. From these intuitions, I draw upon my knowledge of St. Thomas, among others, and begin to clarify my ideas. I have a thirst to help people grow in their spiritual lives."