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Peter J. Colosi, Ph.D.

Peter J. Colosi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Philosophy

Dr. Peter Colosi is an associate professor of philosophy at Salve Regina University. 

From 2009 to 2015 he was assistant/associate professor of moral theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and from 1999 to 2007 he was instructor/assistant professor of philosophy for Franciscan University of Steubenville at their program in Gaming, Austria.

He earned his B.S. in mathematics from Franciscan University, an M.A. in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Since 2007 he has been organizing, with friends in Europe, a series of International Symposia on St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. There have been four Symposia thus far, in Austria, Ireland, England and Portugal. All the Symposia talks can be viewed at

Dr. Colosi has published numerous articles in the areas of medical ethics, Franciscan studies, and contemporary philosophical personalism. His personal website is where his work in video and audio format can be found.

Featured Spring/Fall 2017

Catholic Witness in Health Care

Practicing Medicine in Truth & Love

Edited by John M. Travaline and Louise A. Mitchell 

Chapter 2 | A Catholic Anthropology and Medical Ethics

Peter J. Colosi

Summary:   Catholic Witness in Health Care integrates the theoretical presentation of Catholic medical ethics with real life practice. It begins with fundamental elements of Catholic care, touching upon Scripture, moral philosophy, theology, Christian anthropology, and pastoral care. The second part features Catholic clinicians illuminating authentic Catholic medical care in their various medical disciplines: gynecology and reproductive medicine, fertility, pediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, surgery, rehabilitation, psychology, and pharmacy. Part three offers unique perspectives concerning medical education, research, and practice, with an eye toward creating a cultural shift to an authentically Catholic medical ethos. 

MLA Citation

Colosi, Peter J. “A Catholic Anthropology and Medical Ethics.” Catholic Witness in Health Care: Practicing Medicine in Truth and Love, edited by John M. Travaline and Louise A. Mitchell, The Catholic University of America Press, 2017, pp. 31-69.


McKillop Library Main Collection:   BL65 .M4 C38 2017

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