Fr. D. John Romus
Diocese: Raiganj Diocese

Dean of Theology & Professor of Systematic Theology

Date of Birth: 09.03.1949
Date Of Ordination: 29.01.1979
Date of appointment to MSRS+C: 01.02.1980

Relevant Qualifications:
1. Diploma in Christian Philosophy Morning Star College, Barrackpore, Kolkata.

2. M.A., (Philosophy) Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India.

3. B.Th. & M.Th. Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune

4. Ph.D & Th.D Graduate School of Intercultural Theology & Faculty of Theology, Radbout University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Other significant appointments:
1. Visiting Professor of Intercultural Theology [ From 2007 onwards] North India Institute of Post-Graduate Theological Studies [NIIPGTS], Serampore University College, W. Bengal.
2. Visiting Professor of Value Education [ From1997 to 2002] , Post-Graduate Department of Interreligious Relations, Madurai-Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu.
3. Visiting professor of Theology & Church History [From 1981 to 1983]. Sacred Heart College, Poonamallee, Chennai.
4. Governing Board Member [From 1993 to 1999] Service & Research Foundation of Asia on Family and Culture [SERFAC], Chennai – 600 048 (Consultative Body of the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN, New York)
5. Executive Secretary [From 1993 to 2003] W. Bengal Bishops’ Regional Commission for Interfaith Dialogue & Ecumenism

6. Managing Committee Member [ From 2001 onwards] Indian Journal of Theology (Published from Serampore University College, W. Bengal)
7. National Consultation Team Member [ From 2006 onwards] Commission for Justice, Peace and Development, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), New Delhi.
8. National Consultation Team Member [From 2007 onwards] Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), New Delhi.

Published Work:
Human Dignity in Indian Secularism and in Christianity: Christianity in Dialogue with Indian Secularism (Claretian Publications, Bangalore, 2007).
“Christology: Methodology in doing Christology” KRISTU JYOTI, Vol.8, No.3 (1992), 52 – 57.
“Father Amalorpavadass’ Contribution to Interreligious Dialogue and Understanding” INTERNATIONAL SYMBOSIUM: Fr. D. S. Amalorpavadass, Prophet of a New Society, ed. C. Bernard, SERFAC, Chennai (1994), 87 –100.
“Karma and Bhakti Ways of Salvation: Christological Perspective”, INDIAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY, Vol.37, No.1 (1995), 1 – 14.
“Der Weg nach Indien (The Way to India: Chrism and Mission)”, 100 JAHRE HELFERINNEN IN WIEN, Helferinnen, Wien (1997), 57 – 64.
“A Pastoral Approach to Dialogue in West Bengal”, FELLOWSHIP, Vol.3, No.2 (1998), 13 – 16.
“Voice of Dialogue at the Synod for Asia”, FELLOWSHIP, Vol.3, No.4 (1998), 11 – 13.
“Interreligious Dialogue Concern for National Integration”, INDIAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY, Vol.40, No.1& 2 (1998), 71 – 83.
“MOTHER TERESA: A Paradigm of Divine Compassion” Guest Editorial, INDIAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY, Vol. 42, No.1 (2000), i – vi.
“Evangelisation in the Contemporary Roman Catholic Thought”, INDIAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY, Vol.43, Nos.1&2 (2001), 8 – 22.
“Interreligious Relations in Youth Ministry to Promote Harmony”, SOUVENIR: NATIONAL YOUTH CONVENTION, ICYM, Kolkata (2001), 63 – 65.
“The Concept of Evangelisation in Contemporary Roman Catholic Thought”, EVANGELIZATION IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, Third Millennium, Series No.1, Deepti Publications (2006), 337 – 356.
“Religion and Secular State”, GOETHALS NEWS, Goethals Indian Library & Research Society, Vol. X, No.3 (2007), 4 – 9.
“The Birth of a Charism in an Age of Revolutions”, AUDACITY AND TRUST, R. Kaltenegger, ed., Helper Sisters, Kolkata (2007), 8 – 11, 38.
“The Catholic Church in Bengal Region”, INDIAN CHRUCH HISTORY REVIEW, Vol. XLI, No.2 (2007), 105 – 125.
“Mission Dynamics in Bengal and Chotanagpur Regions”, SEVARTHAM, Vol. 33 (2008), 37 – 66.
“The Academic Service of Morning Star College in the Light of the Second Vatican Council”, Ruby Jubilee Souvenir, Morning Star Regional Seminary (2008), 7–10.
“Prophetic Methods in Catechesis”, WORD & WORSHIP, Vol.42, No.2, (2009), 103 – 112 “Church: a Place of Worship”, FELLOWSHIP, Vol.17, No. 2 (2009), 8 – 11
“Phenomenology in the Thought of John Paul II: Its Significance to Theology”, SEVARTHAM, Vol. 35 (2010), 67 – 84.
“Creation” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. J.J. Puthenpurackal (Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2010), vol. I, 334 – 337.
“Faith and Reason” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. J.J. Puthenpurackal (Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2010), vol. I, 528 – 533.
“Indian Constitution” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. J.J. Puthenpurackal (Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2010), vol. I, 670 – 674.