Monsignor Arthur Calkins

Monsignor Arthur Calkins

Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest on 7 May 1970 for the Archdiocese of New Orleans where he served in various parishes as parochial vicar and was involved in other pastoral activities.  He has a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic University of America, a licentiate in sacred theology with specialization in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton and a doctorate which he earned summa cum laude in the same field from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (the Seraphicum) in Rome.  His doctoral study, Totus Tuus: John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment (New Bedford, MA:  Academy of the Immaculate “Studies and Texts,” No. 1), has gone into four printings and a second edition is now in print.  In 2006 Edizioni Cantagalli of Siena, Italy published his anthology on the Marian Magisterium of Pope John Paul II entitled Totus Tuus. Il Magistero Mariano di Giovanni Paolo II.  His articles on Mariology and spirituality have appeared in both popular and scholarly publications as well as in the acts of congresses and symposia. A list of his publications along with some of his articles may be found at http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/calkins/calkins.html.Monsignor Calkins was named a corresponding member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy in 1985 and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy in 1995. He served as an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” from 1991 to 2010. He was named a Monsignor at the rank of Chaplain of His Holiness in 1997 and was promoted to be a Prelate of Honor in 2010. In recent years he has been involved in the publication of some English translations of the works of the Venerable Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida (1862-1937). He retired from active priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans as of the first of July 2017 when he took up residence at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Sulphur, LA where he continues his priestly ministry.