Reverend Mark Raphael, Ph.D.

Reverend Mark Raphael, Ph.D.

Professor of Historical Theology

Degree information:
BA, History, University of New Orleans (1990)
MA, History, University of New Orleans (1992)
M.Div. Notre Dame Seminary (1998)
Ph.D., Historical Theology/Church History, The Catholic University of America (2009)

Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans (1998)
Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena (1998-2001)
Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Prompt Succor (2001-2003)
Pastor, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (2003-2005)
Administrator, St. John the Baptist Parish (2005)
Doctoral Studies (2006-2008)
Professor of Historical Theology, Notre Dame Seminary (2008-current)
Director, Continuing Formation of Priests, Archdiocese of New Orleans (2011-current)
Pastor, St. Louis King of France Parish (2017, for six year term)


History of Notre Dame Seminary (1997)
Narrative History of the Catholic Church (2000)
History of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 1965-2005 (2005)
“Americanism as Seen through the Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph” U.S. Catholic Historian (2007)
Doctoral Dissertation: “John William Shaw: First American-born Archbishop of New Orleans, 1918-1934,” (2009)
A Southern Catholic Legacy: Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans Louisiana (2015)