Rev. Pat Madden, Ph.D.

Rev. Madden obtained his Ph.D. in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; he also holds several master's degrees from across the globe. 


  • Ph.D., Biblical Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • M.A., Latin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.A., Liturgy, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • M.Div., St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN
  • B.A., Philosophy, St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, LA
  • Sabbatical: Hebrew & Arabic studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Certificate in Modern Hebrew, Ulpan Akiva, Kitah Daleth, Netanya, Israel
  • Certificate in Modern Hebrew, Linguaphone Institute, London, England

Academic Appointments

  • University of Dallas: Adjunct Professor, IRPS & School of Ministry, 2003-present
  • Loyola University: Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Ministry, 2003-present
  • Diocese of Shreveport: 
    • Director, Greco Institute, 2002-present
    • Adjunct Instructor, 1982-1990, 1998-2002
  • St. Mary's Seminary and University: Assistant Professor of Scripture, 1995-1998

Professional Experience

  • Associate Pastor, various churches, Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport, 1974-1982, 1998-2002
  • Campus Minister, ULM, Monroe, LA, 1998-2002
  • Hospital Chaplain, LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, 1988-1990
  • Hospital Chaplain, St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, LA, 1982-1987

Selected Publications

  • Eleven articles in Homily Service published by The Liturgical Conference from 1998 to 2002.
  • Jesus' Walking on the Sea: An Investigation of the Origin of the Narrative Account. BZNW Volume 81. Berlin: de Gruyter, January 1997.
  • "The Role of the Christian Community in the Process of Initiation according to the RCIA." Emmanuel 86 (1980) 79-86.
  • "A Hermeneutic of Ephesians 5." Resonance 8 (1975) 72-80.