Prof. Scaria Kanniyakonil

Head of the Department of Theology
Area of Specialization: Moral Theology
Mobile: +91 9446714468 Email: skanniyakonil@gmail.com



Education Summary
  • Bachelor B A (Philosophy Kerala University (1988)
  • BPh (Paurastya Vidyapitham 1988)
  • BTh (Paurastya Vidyapitham 1992)
  • Licentiate Moral Theology (KU Leuven, Belgium 1998)
  • Doctorate Moral Theology (KU Leuven, Belgium, 2002)
Teaching assignments
  • Paurastya Vidyapitham, Kottayam, India from May 2003 onwards
  • Theology of Marriage
  • Morality of Sexuality
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Justice and Truthfulness
Visiting Faculty
  • Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum, India (2007)
  • Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, India (2007)
  • Marthoma Vidya Nikethan, Changanacherry, India (2004 onwards)
  • Missionary Orientation Centre, Manganam, Kottayam, India (2003 onwards)
  • Cana, Institute of Marriage and Family Studies, Thuruthy, India (2002 onwards)
  • Danahalya, Punnapra; Alleppey, India (2004 onwards)
Pastoral and administrative assignments
  • Assistant Parish Priest at St. Mary's Church, Athirampuzha, Kerala, India ( 1992-1994)
  • Secretary to the Archbishop at Archbishops House, Changancherry, Kerala, India (1994-1996)
  • Vice- Rector at Thomas Minor Seminary, Thuruthy, Changanacherry, Kerala, India (2002-2006)
  • Vicar , Holy Family Church Payattupakka (2003-2005)
  • Vice-Rector St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor (2012)
  • Head of the Department of Theology Paurastya Vidyapitham (2012)
  • Secretary, Association of Moral Theologians of India (2010-2014)
Publications

Articles

  • 1. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "An Ethical Appraisal on Commercialisation of Human Organs," Kudumba Jyothis Journal 18/3 (1999) 8-10, 21.
  • 2. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "The Ethical Perspectives of the Eastern Churches," Christian Orient-A Journal of Eastern Churches Creative Theological Thinking 21/3 (2000)103-115.
  • 3. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "The Moral Foundations of Thomas Christians in India Re­visited," Paul Koachappilly (ed.), The Folly of the Cross (Bangaloore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000) 202-227.
  • 4. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "In search of 'An Adequate Ethical Approach' Towards the Liberation of Women in India," Indian Missiological Journal (September, 2001)
  • 5. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "Commercelization of Human Organs," Deepanalam Weekly, 36/2 (2003) 9, 13.
  • 6. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Moral Formation in the Parish,” in Kadayanickadu St. Mary’s Church Platinum Jubilee Souvenir (Kadayanickadu: 2003) 37-43.
  • 7. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “The Moral View of Pope John Paul II,” Kathiroli XLII/11 (2003) 3-13
  • 8. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “The Morality of Abortion- Part 1,” Sathydarsanamala March 14, 2004, pp 3-4
  • 9. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “The Morality of Abortion- Part 2,” Sathydarsanamala March 28, 2004, pp3-4.
  • 10. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Editorial: Bioethics and the Identity of the Family,” Indian Journal of Family Studies 2/1 (2004) 5-7.
  • 11. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Editorial,” Indian Journal of Family Studies 2/2 (2004) 3-5.
  • 12. Scaria Kanniyakonil, "An Ethical Appraisal of Living Organ Donation and Transplantation," Indian Journal of Family Studies 2/2 (2004) 118-138.
  • 13. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Part I: Morality of Assisted Reproduction," Kudumba Jyothis Journal 24/278(2005) 19-21.
  • 14. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Part II: Morality of Assisted Reproduction, " Kudumba Jyothis Journal 24/279(2005) 12- 14.
  • 15. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Morality of Prenatal Diagnosis" Kudumba Jyothis Journal 24/282 (2005) 28.
  • 16. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Part 1: Catholic view on Cloning,” Kudumba Jyothis Journal
  • 17 Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Part II: Catholic view on Cloning,” Kudumba Jyothis Journal
  • 18. Scaria Kanniyakonil, The principle of Double Effect and its Relevance in bioethics,” Malabar Theological Review 1 (2006) 19-36
  • 19. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Legal perspectives of Euthanasia: Moral Evaluation,” Karunikan 3 (2006)
  • 20. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Human body: Eastern Christian Concept,” Urha- The Way: A Journal of Theology 1 (2006) 50-72
  • 21. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “The principle of Totality: the concept and Relevance in bioethics,” Indian Journal of Family Studies 4/2 (2006) 70-108
  • 22 Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Organ Donation and Transplantation,’ Baiju Julian and Hormis Mynatty (eds.) Catholic Contributions to bioethics (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2007) 71-95
  • 23. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Theological Reflections on Children,” Karunikan, 2009
  • 24. Scaria Kanniyakonil , “Dignity of the Person,” Sathydarsanamala (January 2009) p. 14
  • 25. Scaria Kanniyakonil, The Relevance of Natural Moral Law in Biomedical Ethics, National Symposium on Natural Moral Law, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, 3-6 December, 2007.
  • 26. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Moral Appraisal of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia : The Catholic Perspective,” Indian Journal of Family Studies7 (2009) 72-85
  • 27 Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Sex in Marital Life, Aikayadeepam 40 (2009) 20-22
  • 28. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Responsible Parenthood,” Amallophatha 24 (2009) 8-10
  • 29. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Sexual Integration in Celibacy,” Roopeekarana Bhashyam 1 (2010) 54-59
  • 30. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Genetics and its Risks Deepika 3-3-2010, p. 6
  • 31. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Genetics Enhancement , Deepika 4-2010, p. 6
  • 32. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Sexual Integration in Celibacy,” Roopeekarana Bhashyam 1 (2010)
  • 33. Scaria kanniyakonil. Artificial Reproduction and the New law, Deepika, July 2010
  • 34. Scaria Kanniyakoinl, Catholic Documents on Human Life, Thalent, October 2010 (November) 14-16.
  • 35. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Deyavatham, Sathydarsanamala,March, 14, 2011, p.1
  • 36. Scaria Kanniyakoinl, “Indian Bioethical laws,” Dhyana 11 (2011) 148-167
  • 37. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Vadavathoor Seminary Golden Jubilee,” L'Osservatore Romano Malayalam 4/45 (2012) VIII.
  • 38. Scaria Kanniyakonil, ‘Killing of the Innocent,” Malayalam, Sathydarsanamala December 28, 2012, p. 8.
  • 39. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Donation of Organ,” Malayalam Katholika Shaba, November 2012, p. 9.
  • 40 Scaria Kanniyakonil , “Market Economy and Health Care System in India: A Moral Appraisal,” Thomas Srampickal (ed.), The Corporate World: Governace, Ethical Issues, pastoral Challenges (Thrissur: Marymatha Publications , 2012) 131-142.
  • 41 Scaria Kanniyakoinl, “Ownership of the Human Body,” Jeevadhara XLII (2012) 451-461
  • 42. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Human Dignity and Moral Norms in Gaudium et Spes,” Colloquium, St. Joseph's Pontifical Institute at Carmelgiri Campus On 12 December 2012, pp 1-4.
  • 43. Scaria Kanniyakonil, ‘Integration of law and Virtues in Indian Bioethics,” Shaji George Kochuthara, Moral Theology in India Today : DVK Nation workshop on Moral Theology (Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2013) 627-648
  • 44 Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Moral and Bioethical Challenges in the Family,” Indian Journal of Family Studies 13/1 (2013) 26-37.
  • 45 Scaria Kanniyakoinl, “Ethical Appraisal of Genetical Research,” Eastern Journal of Dialogue and Culture 6/1 (2013) 79-93.
  • 46 Scaria Kanniyakonil, Abortion and Sickness,” Malayalam, Renewal Voice, January 2013, p. 16-17.
  • 47. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “A Moral Theological Appraisal of Human Life in Vatican II,” in “Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal,” International Seminar at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Bangalore from 31 January to 3 February 2013.
  • 48. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Human Dignity and Moral Norms in Gaudium et Spes,” The Living word 119/1 (2013)15-19.
  • 49. Scaria Kanniyakonil, “Year of Faith and Human Life ,” Indian Journal of Family Studies 14/2 (2013) 33-42.
  • 50. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Genetic Medicines in India: Blessing or Curse? Asian Horizon7/4 (2013) 720-734
Books
  • 1. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Towards an Ethical Paradigm of Charity with Proportionality: A Moral Theological and Bioethical Appraisal of Living Organ Donation and Transplantation (Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2002).
  • 2. Scaria Kanniyakonil (ed.), Ethical Perspectives of the Eastern Churches (Changnacherry: HIRS, 2004).
  • 3. Scaria Kanniyakonil (ed.)., Bioethical Issues and the Family (Thuruthy: Cana Publications, 2005)
  • 4. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Living Organ Donation and Transplantation (Kottayam: OIRSI, 2005)
  • 5. Scaria Kanniyakonil, The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Approaches (Kottayam: OIRSI, 2007).
  • 6. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Manushya Jeevan Christhava Vikshanathil: Catholika Jaiva Dharmikatha (Changanacherry: Jeevan Jyothi Prolife Cell, 2007).
  • 7. Scaria Kanniyakonil (co-editor), Dharmikadeivasasthram (Fundamental Moral Theology) (Kottayam: OIRSI, 2008).
  • 8. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Laingikatha Arthavum Sathyavum : Katholika Dharmika Veekshanam ( Kottayam: OIRSI, 2009).
  • 9. Scaria Kanniyakonil (ed.), Vivaham: Dharmika Deivasasthra Vichinthanangal(Kottayam: ORSI, 2010).
  • 10. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Sabhayude Samuhika Probodhanam: Kerala Paschathalathil (Social Teachings of the Church) (Kottayam: ORSI, 2011)
  • 11. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Wait For God’s Call: Catholic Perspective on Euthanasia (Kottayam: ORSI, 2011).
  • 12. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Jeeventte Dharmikatha Second Edition, (Kottayam: ORSI, 2011)
  • 13. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Chritriamprethulpathanam (Artificial Reproduction) (Kottayam: ORSI, 2012).
  • 14. Scaria Kanniyakonil, KaumaraLingika Vidyabhyasam: Christava Vzhhiyilude (Christian Sex Education) (Kottayam: ORSI, 2013).
  • 15. Scaria Kanniyakonil, Lingika Vidyabhyasam: MulyadhishtithaDarsanan [Sexual Education: Value Based Approach] (Kottayam: ORSI, 2013).
  • 16. Scaria kanniyakonil, AvayavaDhanam Seekaranam [Organ Donation and Transplantation] (Media village, Changanacherry, 2013)
Seminars Attended (National and International)
  • 1. Placid Symposium on the Ethical Perspectives of the Eastern Churches, June 21, 2003, Marthoma Vidyanikethan Changanacherry, Kerala, India.
  • 2. Fifth international Symposium on Bioethical issues and the identity of the Family, January 23 –24, Cana, Thuruthy, Changancherry, Kerala, India.
  • 3. Meeting world Moral Theologians Association, Trento (Rome) July 23-28. 2011
  • 4. Moral Theology in India Today : DVK Nation workshop on Moral Theology Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Bangalore from 12-15, July 2012
  • 5. Association of the Moral Theologians of India : Annual meeting, gopalpur on Sea, Orissa, October , 25-27, 2013.
  • 6. “Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal,” International Seminar at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Bangalore from 31 January to 3 February 2013.
  • 7. International Seminar: Bounds of Ethics, January 6-9, 2014, Christ College Bangalore
  • 8. National Seminar on Gender Justice in the Church and Society , 17-20 July 2014, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Bangalore.
Areas of Interest
  • Moral Development,
  • Marriage and Family,
  • Bio-ethics,
  • Sexual Morality,
  • Psychology and Morality