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Reverend Stephen J. Lampe

Chair - MA Pastoral Studies

Faculty - Religious Studies


MA Pastoral Studies



(414) 410-4620


BH Bonaventure Hall 2092


Box 439


Fr. Steve Lampe has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for 37 years. He taught Biblical Theology and language, as well as Pastoral Spanish and Philosophy at Saint Francis Seminary for 15 years, and has been on the faculty of Cardinal Stritch University for 10 years, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Religious Studies, as well as teaching German, Italian and Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages. He is currently the Chair of the Religious Studies Department.
Possessing a MA in German Language and Literature from Marquette University, a MDiv from St. Francis Seminary, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (SSL) from the Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Rome) and a Doctorate in Biblical Theology (STD) from the Gregorian University in Rome, he is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. Teaching all areas of the Bible, he also teaches Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Theology. He is especially interested in the History of Religion, the practice of Lectio Divina, Christian Monasticism, the role of religion in the life of contemporary believers, and Interfaith dialogue.

He has been an active member of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue in Milwaukee for nearly 20 years. He is the assisting priest at St. Joseph Parish in Grafton, WI, and presides at the Noon Mass on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel on campus.


  • B.A., Marquette University
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • M. Div., St Francis Seminary
  • S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • D.S.T., Gregorian University


Fr. Lampe teaches courses in the Old and New Testaments, with a special emphasis on the Gospels. He is particularly focused on the intersection of the Jewish and Christian traditions. His role as a parish priest has vein rise to his strong interest in t

Publications & Presentations

In the past two years, Fr. Lampe has completed 10 hours of online materials (Gospels and Johannine tradition) for training Spanish-speaking men who are preparing for the Permanent Diaconate in the Catholic Church throughout the United States. He has also

Why Stritch?

"There are MANY reasons why Stritch is a great place to be. Like a microcosm of the world in which we live, it is diverse. It embodies the Christian / Franciscan heritage and values, while also being open to all. It is a place that makes learning exciting and fun. Stritch's faculty, staff and students show sincere care and concern for one another. At a time when safety is a big concern, Stritch is a safe place to study, learn, and live. Because of our relatively small size, faculty and students get to know one another. This helps the learning process and creates an atmosphere where respect and learning can thrive. I could go on and on, but the only way to know "why Stritch" is to come and learn for yourself. Welcome!"

- Reverend Stephen J. Lampe