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Theology Professor Awarded Two Prestigious Research Grants

Author: Aaron Smith

Peter Casarella, associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, has been awarded two prestigious grants for a book project that will explore the idea of God from the perspective of Latino Catholicism, including the complex challenges of “translating” God in a modern world. Read More

Professor John C. Cavadini Receives Foreword Reviews Book Award

Author: Emily Hammock

Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, edited by Professor John C. Cavadini, has received the Bronze Award in the Religion category from the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award. According to their website, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers determine the winners of these awards, announced on June 27. Congratulations to Prof. Cavadini! Read More

Philoshopy and Theology Joint Major Publishes Article on Pope John Paul II

Author: Emily Hammock

Homiletic & Pastoral Review recently published an article by rising senior Philosophy and Theology joint-major, Christian Serena. Christina spent Fall Break in Poland on a Nanovic Institute grant, researching Pope John Paul II's lasting impact on the people of his homeland. She interviewed 23 poles in three cities and presented her findings in an article entitled: "Poland Remembers: A Firsthand Look at Blessed John Paul II’s Impact on the People of His Homeland Read More

Senior Awards in Theology

Author: Emily Hammock

The Theology Department is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Senior AwardsJenna Ahn has received The Gertrude Austin Marti Award in Theology and Brittany Abt has received The Reverend Joseph H. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Award. There were many outstanding candidates among our graduating seniors, but we were particularly impressed with the academic and extracurricular achievements Jenna and Brittany have made during their Notre Dame careers. Congratulations to our 2014 award winners Read More

Theology Alumnus Ministers From the Bench

Author: Kevin Brennan

As presiding judge of the Marion County Superior Court, David Certo ’93 doles out his unique brand of ministry from inside a courtroom that is turning heads in Indianapolis for its innovative and compassionate approach to criminal justice. Read More

Notre Dame theologians explore life, death and resurrection in Rwanda

Author: Michael O. Garvey

"Return to Rwanda: A Journey of Hope"

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The genocide in Rwanda, whose 20th anniversary is being observed worldwide this month, began only a few days after Easter. That the hatred that cost the lives of a million people in this overwhelmingly Christian country could be unleashed so near to Holy Week seems paradoxical, ironic or even blasphemous. Read More

Theology Student Participates in HHS Mandate Panel Discussion

Author: Emily Hammock

A panel discussion, titled “After the Mandate: The Consequences of Compliance,” was held April 15 in the Carey Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library.

Panelists included Notre Dame Theology Major Erin Stoyell-Mulholland. Erin spoke as a student representative and discussed the message that the HHS mandate sends to women about their success and their health. She also analyzed the government's view of women versus the Catholic Church's. The panel also  Read More

Theology Students Honored with Leadership Awards

Author: Ann Hastings

 

The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recognized seven students with awards at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday (April 1), including a new award recognizing a graduating senior whose contributions have significantly advanced diversity and inclusion efforts within the University of Notre Dame community. Read More

Theology Students Participate in Conference on Civil Marriage

Author: Michael O. Garvey

 

A conference on the political and social significance of civil marriage will be held Thursday (April 3) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.

The conference, “For Richer, For Poorer, For Children: The Definition and Importance of Civil Marriage,” is being sponsored by Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP), a Notre Dame student organization. Read More

Two Prominent South African Anti-Apartheid Participants to Speak at Notre Dame

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Two prominent South African participants in the anti-apartheid struggle will speak at the University of Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, April 3, as part of the Africa Working Group’s “Celebrating Nelson Mandela” series. One a liberation theologian and political activist, the other the “Jackie Robinson of South Africa,” they each played a crucial role in moving their nation out of apartheid. Read More

Notre Dame study finds American Catholics 'distinctively optimistic'

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A new report published by the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic Social and Pastoral Research Initiative (CSPRI) indicates that American Catholics hold “distinctively optimistic views regarding human nature.”

The report, “Distinctive Catholicism: U.S. Catholics’ Views on Human Nature,” summarized the findings of a study done by CSPRI director Brian Starks. The CSPRI initiative is a program of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life. Read More

Panel discussion on role of Catholic Church in marriage debate to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

 

A panel discussion on the role of the Catholic Church in the cultural and political debate about marriage will take place at 7 p.m. Monday (March 17) in DeBartolo Hall, Room 101, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

The discussion, “Marriage, the Church and the Common Good,” is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and several student groups and will include Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute; Ron Belgau, founder of the website Spiritual Friendship; and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson, coauthors, with Robert P. George, of the book “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.” Read More

Chicago archbishop Cardinal George to speak on the ministry of Pope Francis

Author: Michael O. Garvey

 

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago, will speak on “Mercy in the Teaching and Ministry of Pope Francis” at 7 p.m. Thursday (March 6) in the McKenna Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

Cardinal George, who has served as archbishop of Chicago since 1997, was a member of the conclaves that elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and Pope Francis last March. Read More

Father Gustavo Gutierrez Receives Welcome in Rome

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and widely acknowledged founder of the “liberation theology” movement, was in Rome earlier this week, the surprise speaker at a Vatican book launch. Father Gutierrez was helping to launch a book, Poor for the Poor: The Mission of the Church, edited by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who directs the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Two of the book’s chapters were written by Father Gutierrez, and its introduction was written by Pope Francis. Read More

Notre Dame ranks on Peace Corps’ annual list of top volunteer-producing schools

Author: Notre Dame News

 

For the 14th year in a row, the University of Notre Dame has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities across the country. With 18 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the University ranks No. 16, up two spots from last year. Since the agency was created in 1961, 874 Notre Dame graduates have served as Peace Corps volunteers. Read More

Notre Dame leaders meet with Pope Francis

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

VATICAN CITY — University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., accompanied by members of his leadership team and the Board of Trustees, exchanged messages of support with Pope Francis on Thursday (Jan. 30) during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace.

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Notre Dame to confer two honorary degrees at Rome meeting

Author: Brendan O’Shaugnessy and Michael O. Garvey

 

At its winter Board meetings in Rome later this month, the University of Notre Dame will confer honorary degrees on leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement and the only woman to lead a major lay movement within the Catholic Church, will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation Jan. 27 (Monday) at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome’s San Giovanni neighborhood. Read More

In memoriam: William G. Storey, professor emeritus of theology

Author: Michael O. Garvey

 

William G. Storey, professor emeritus of theology at the University of Notre Dame, died Jan. 16 after a brief illness. He was 90.

In his first years at Notre Dame, Storey taught in the then-newly founded doctoral program in liturgical studies and designed the undergraduate program for theology majors. Read More

ND Experts: Pope Francis and the New Cardinals

Author: Michael O. Garvey

On Sunday, January 12, when Pope Francis announced the names of the 19 men he will soon make cardinals, he also gave some University of Notre Dame theologians an inkling of his vision of the Catholic Church. “Pope Benedict represented a ‘back to basics’ move theologically, and Francis interprets and represents the same move pastorally,” according to John C. Cavadini, professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life. Read More