About CAL




Any Catholic member of the North American Academy of Liturgy may belong to the Catholic Academy of Liturgy by stating their intention in a request to one of the members of the Executive Committee asking to be placed on the CAL mailing list.



Alan Hommerding

Alan Hommerding is Senior Liturgy Publications Editor at World Library Publications. For more than twenty of his twenty-five years at WLP, he has been the general editor of AIM: Liturgy Resources magazine. In 2008, he lead the reconstitution of the Academy’s Liturgical Music seminar, and served as its convener beginning in 2009. Alan also serves on the Music Advisory Staff for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Divine Worship, the Editorial board of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and has recently begun a term as a regular contributor to the PrayTell blog. He has published instrumental and choral music, numerous articles, and a number of books—several of which have won awards.    

                                                        Contact Alan at a.j.hommerding@gmail.com

David Farina Turnbloom


David Farina Turnbloom is an assistant professor of theology at the University of Portland where he specializes in liturgical theology and theological ethics. David grew up in northern Minnesota as the eldest child in a family of five. He received a BA in theology from the University of St. Thomas, an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and a PhD in systematic theology from Boston College. He is the author of Speaking of Aquinas: A Conversation About Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist (2017) and the co-editor of Catholic Sacraments: A Rich Source of Blessings (2015). He was the recipient of a Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Theological Education and the co-winner of the Catherine Mowry LaCunga Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America in honor of the article "Tactical Ecumenism" written with Benjamin Durheim and published in Theological                                                          Studies.

                                                         Contact David at turnbloo@up.edu

Anne McGowan


Anne McGowan is an assistant professor of liturgy at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her vocation as a liturgical scholar was kindled by her involvement in pastoral liturgical ministry, and she continues to engage both academic insights and practical applications. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she is the author of Eucharistic Epicleses, Ancient and Modern (2014) and co-author of The Pilgrimage of Egeria: A New Translation of the Itinerarium Egeriae with Introduction and Commentary (2018). She previously served as a postdoctoral associate at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, a postdoctoral teaching scholar at the University of Notre Dame, and an adjunct professor of theology at St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary. She joined NAAL in 2011, was Delegate for Membership from 2017-2019, and participates in the Problems in the Early History of Liturgy seminar.

  Contact Anne at amcgowan@ctu.edu



Michael S. Driscoll is a priest for the Diocese of Helena in Montana and Professor Emeritus of Sacramental Theology and Liturgy and the Founding Director of the Master in Sacred Music (MSM) at the University of Notre Dame, IN. He published Alcuin et la pénitence à l'époque carolingienne, LQF 81 (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 1999), The Order of Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook, co-authored with J. Michael Joncas (Chicago: Liturgical Training Publications, 2011), and numerous articles in journals such as Worship, Ecclesia Orans and Traditio. He has served as president of the North American Academy of Liturgy (2002) and member of the Executive Committee for the Catholic Academy of Liturgy (2011-2013) and was elected on two occasions to the Council of the Societas Liturgica, an international ecumenical learned society.  He is also the webmaster for the CAL website.

                                                        Contact Michael at driscoll.7@nd.edu

Clerk - Stephen WilbriCht, C.S.C.


Stephen S. Wilbricht, C.S.C. serves as the convener of the Christian Initiation Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy, of which he has been a member since 2011.  He is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.  Prior to beginning graduate studies in liturgy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 2002, he enjoyed seven years of pastoral ministry in two parishes in the Phoenix area.  His major research interests revolve around the work of the liturgical movement and issues of present-day liturgical renewal.  He is the author of Rehearsing God’s Just Kingdom: The Eucharistic Vision of Mark Searle (Liturgical Press, 2013). 

                                                         Contact Steve at swilbricht@stonehill.edu