Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN


Head shot of Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCNTitle: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter

Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, is a Sister of Charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school. She served eight years as principal of a Catholic high school. 

Sister Mary Angela holds a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in English, a master's degree in educational administration, a JD degree in law, and a PhD in educational administration and supervision. Her research centers on the law as it affects Catholic education and Church ministry. She is the author of more than 30 texts.

A consultant and national speaker, Sister Mary Angela has served as adjunct professor in various college and university programs. She has held various administrative posts in higher education. A practicing attorney, she is legal counsel and dean of the graduate school at St. Catharine College. She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education.

Topic of Presentation: Law and the Catholic Church: What Most Pastors Want to Know But May be Too Afraid to Ask

Programs: The Newly Appointed Pastor World Priest Program