Dominican priest taught at St. Mary’s Seminary and University

By Catholic Review Staff
A funeral Mass for Dominican Father Paul Philibert will be offered April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis. Father Philibert died April 14. He was 79.
Born in Baltimore, Father Philibert entered the novitiate of his congregation at St. Joseph Priory in Somerset, Ohio, in 1956. He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Washington in 1963. 
Father Philibert earned a doctorate of sacred theology and became a lecturer, professor and administrator, including at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, where he served as associate professor, teaching moral theology from 1974 to 1977.
Father Philibert taught at The Catholic University of America in Washington from 1977 to 1986, and served as director of the university’s Center for the Study of Youth Development from 1983 to 1986. 
His academic service continued until his death at various institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He authored, edited or translated several books. 
Father Philibert’s order conferred upon him the title “Magister Sacrae Theologiae” in June of 1998, an honor reserved for the Dominicans’ most distinguished scholars.  
A second funeral Mass for Father Philibert will be offered May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, La. For those in the Baltimore and Washington area, a memorial Mass for the priest will be held May 22 at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park. 
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