Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplin
Father Looney, former Provincial of the Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers, now serves as the Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplain at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to his service in provincial administration, he served as the vice-president for Mission at Stonehill College, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty at King's College and as an associate professor of systematic theology and as chair of the Department of Theology at King's College.
A student and scholar of the Rev. Basil Moreau (1799-1873), he serves on the Religious Life Committee for the Congregation of Holy Cross and is a member of the provincial council. He is a popular homilist and retreat director, giving missions in parishes and retreats to members of religious congregations.
A member of the board of directors of the Father Patrick Peyton Centre in Attymass, County Mayo, Ireland, and of Renew International, Fr. Looney was elected a Stonehill trustee in 2001, a position he held until 2007. He served as an ex officio member of the board of trustees during his tenure as provincial superior and was subsequently re-elected in 2011. His publications have appeared in One in Christ, Ecumenical Trends, Review for Religious, and Pastoral Life.
A magna cum laude graduate of Stonehill with a B.A. in psychology, Fr. Looney received a M.Div. from the University of S1. Michael's College at the Toronto School of Theology in 1986. Ordained to the priesthood in 1987, he was awarded a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in 1998.