Rev. Paul L. Varuvel
Professor of Moral Theology
S.T.D. Academia Alfonsiana, Pontifical Lateran University
S.T.L. Pontifical Urban University
Ph.L. Pontifical Urban University
M.A. Fordham University (specific area here)
Editor, Marai Aruvi , a Tamil Theological Quarterly, 1982-1989
Book Reviews Editor, Vaiharai ("The Dawn"), a Theological Quarterly in English, 1996-1998
Editorial Board Member, Thozan , a Tamil monthly of pastoral catechetics, liturgy and bible, 1990-1998
Tamil Theological Association, 1985-1989
Indian Theological Association, 1990-1997
Association of Moral Theologians of India, 1992-1997
Catholic Theological Society of America, 2001-present
Principal Fields of Interests
Catholic Social Teaching
Fundamental Moral Theology
Speaker, Missionary Cooperative Plan
Ministerial Team Member, Tamil Catholic Association, New York/New Jersey
Ministerial Team Member, Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community, California
Redemptor Hominis (Encyclical of Pope John Paul II), Tamil
translation and commentary, Tiruchirapalli, India: St. Paul's Seminary
Laborem Exercens (Encyclical of Pope John Paul II), Tamil translation
and commentary, Tiruchirapalli, India: St. Paul 's Seminary
Familaris Consortio (Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II), Tamil
translation and commentary, Tiruchirapalli, India: St. Paul 's Seminary
Yaar Intha Yesu? ("The Jesus Story"), Dindigul, India : Vaigarai Publications, 1995
Yesuvin Siluvai Pozhivu ("The Last Words of Jesus"), Nagercoil, India : Nanjil Publications, 1997
Porul Thedum Arul Vakku ("Biblical Hermeneutics"), Dindigul, India : Vaigarai Publications, 1997
Ulagai Urumattrum Thooya Aavi ("Spirit Renewer of the Earth"), Palayamkottai, India : Jubilee Publications, 1998
Yaaraith Thedugireergal? ("'Whom Do You Seek?' Jesus in the Gospels"), Dindigul, India : Vaigarai Publications, 2007
The Concept of the Liberation of Man according to Sri Aurobindo,
Excerpts from doctoral dissertation, Academia Alfonsiana, Rome, 1997
Over 70 articles and book reviews published since 1977 in journals and collections.
"Moving Toward the Council: From Silver Jubilee to Vatican II,"
Called to Serve - A Profile of the Diocese of Kottar, Nagercoil, 1983,
"The Place and Role of the Church in India: Some Reflections,"
Christianity in India: Its True Face, Thanjavur and New Delhi , 1981,
"Theological Reflections on Human Sexuality," Proceedings of the
First International Congress for the Family of Asia and Australia,
Madras , 1983, pp. 217-230
"Personal Values and Natural Law in Humanae Vitae," Souvenir of
Society for Family Integrity and Development, Madras , 1983, pp.
"Changes and Developments in the Social Teaching of the Church
Magisterium," The Indian Church in the Struggle for a New Society, ed.
by D.S. Amalorpavadass, NBCLC, Bangalore, 1981, pp. 806-826
"Formation of Conscience as an Integral Part of Religious and Moral
Education of College Youth," Word and Worship XIII, 1 (January 1980),
8-18; Word and Worship XIII 2 (February 1980), 55-63
"The Influence of the West on Sri Aurobindo's Vision of the Future
Evolution of Humanity," Vaiharai ("The Dawn") II, 4 (October 1997),
"Yoga Mysticism and Jungian Psychology. I," Vidyajyoti Journal of
Theological Reflection 63, 10 (October 1999), 716-732; "Yoga Mysticism
and Jungian Psychology. II," Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological
Reflection 63, 12 (December 1999), 907-915
Book Review: The Asian Synod: Texts and Commentaries, compiled and
edited by Peter C. Phan, New Theological Review 17, 2 (May 2004), 93-95
Over 20 book reviews published since 1979 in theological journals.
Paul Leon Varuvel and Cruz Hieronymus, eds., Sanga Yedugal
("Documents of Vatican II Council"), Tamil translation with summaries of
post-conciliar documents, 3rd rev. edition, Tiruchirapalli, India: St.
Paul's Seminary Publications, 1987
Leon Varuvel, Cruz Hieronymus and Louis Anthuvan, eds., Sanga Yedugal
("Documents of Vatican II Council"), Tamil translation, 4th rev.
edition, Tiruchirapalli, India: St. Paul's Seminary Publications, 2001