Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C.
Associate Professor of Theology
World Religions and World Church
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986, M.Div., 1992
S.T.L., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 2001
Ph.D., the Graduate Theological Union, 2000)
Research and Teaching Interests
Daniel G. Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and an award winning author and film producer. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.- Mexico border, he has authored various books and articles which have been translated into five languages, including Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit, and Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (2007). He is also editor of two books, The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology (2007), and co-editor of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration (2007). He has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization, and immigration.
Professor Groody holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in the Great Books Program, a Master of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union. In 2007-2008 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University at the Oxford Refugee Centre. He is also the executive producer of various films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, and Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey, which have received international acclaim and aired on various television stations including PBS. He teaches courses on U.S. Latino Spirituality, Globalization, Christian Spirituality and Social Justice, and lectures widely in the United States as well as Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In 2012, Groody served on the Syrian Refugee Delegation to the Middle East: The Situation in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Co-editor with Gustavo Gutiérrez. 2013. The Option for the Poor Beyond Theology.Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Editor. 2011. Gustavo Gutiérrez:Spiritual Writings, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. Translated into Spanish as Gustavo Gutiérrez: La Espiritualidad de la Liberación: Escritos Esenciales. Santander, Spain: Sal Terrae, 2013.
2009. Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. Translated into Spanish as Globalización, Espiritualidad y Justicia: Navegando por la Ruta a la Paz. Madrid: Verbo Divino, 2009.
Co-editor with Gioacchino Campese,. 2008. A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Translated into Italian (abridged) as Missione con I Migranti, Missione della Chiesa. Rome: Urbaniana University Press, 2007.
Editor. 2007. The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
“Migration, Mercy, and Mission: Faith Based Responses and the U.S.-Mexico DG 4 Border.” In Vatican II and Human Mobility, edited by Gioacchino Campese. Rome: Scalabrini International Migration Institute, forthcoming.
“Passing Over: A Theological Vision of Migration.” In Scattered and Gathered, edited by Michael L. Budde. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming.
2016. “Migration: A Theological Vision.” In Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads, edited by Jennifer B. Saunders, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Susanna Snyder, 225-40. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
2015. “Homeward Bound: A Theology of Migration.” In Migration as a Sign of the Times: Towards a Theology of Migration, edited by Judith Gruber and Sigrid Rettenbacher, 131-50. Amsterdam: Brill Rodopi, 2015.
2014. with Colleen Cross. “From Neighbor to Brother and Sister: Immigration in Catholic Social Teaching.” In A Vision of Justice: Engaging Catholic Social Teaching on the College Campus, edited by Susan Crawford Sullivan and Ron Pagnucco, 75-93. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014.
2013. “Reimagining Accompaniment: An Interview with Paul Farmer and Gustavo Gutiérrez.” In In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, edited by Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block, 161-188. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.
2013. “The Spirituality of Migrants: Mapping an Inner Geography.” In Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology, edited by Elaine Padilla and Peter C. Phan, 139-56. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2013. “A Mission of Reconciliation: Theological Perspectives of a Pilgrim People.” In On Strangers No Longer: Perspectives on the Historic U.S.-Mexican Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Migration, edited by Todd Scribner and J. Kevin Appleby, 63-83. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.
2013. “Dying to Live: Migration and the Mission of Reconciliation.” In The Gift of Mission: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Maryknoll Centennial Symposium, edited by James H. Kroeger, 93-97. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.
2011. “Christology at the US/Mexico Border: An Eschatological View.” In Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Theology for the 21st Century, edited by Robert Lassalle-Klein, 249-62. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
2017. “Cup of Suffering, Chalice of Salvation: Refugees, Lampedusa, and the Eucharist,” Theological Studies (forthcoming, June 2017).
2017. “Migration, Mercy, and Mission: Faith Based Responses and the US-Mexico Border,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought (forthcoming 2017).
2015. “Migrants and Refugees: Christian Faith and the Globalization of Solidarity,” International Review of Mission 104, no. 2 (November 2015): 314-323.
2015. “Passing Over: Migration as Conversion,” International Review of Mission 104, no. 1 (April 2015): 46-60
2013. “A God of Life, A Civilization of Love: Justice, Mission, and Catholic Social Teaching,” International Review of Mission 102, no. 1 (396) April 2013.
2013. “The Church on the Move: Mission in an Age of Migration,” Mission Studies 30: 25-40.
2012. “Homeward Bound: A Theology of Migration,” Journal for Catholic Social Thought 9, no. 2 (Summer, 2012): 409-424. Republished and revised in, Groody, Daniel G. “Homeward Bound: A Theology of Migration for Fullness of Life, Justice, and Peace,” The Ecumenical Review no. 64/3 (2012): 299-313.
2011. “Moving Targets: Migrants, Globalization, and Human Trafficking,” Concilium (2011/3): 15-23. Translated into German, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian, and Spanish.
2014. Return to Rwanda: A Journey of Hope, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer. Groody River Films, 2014.
2010. The Catholic School Advantage, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer. Produced for the Alliance for Catholic Education by Groody River Films, 2010.
2009. Miracles in Mexico: The Story of Poverty 24/6, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer. Groody River Films.
2008. One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer. John Carlos Frey, director. Gatekeeper Films.
2006. Strangers No Longer, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer and project director. Groody River Films. Produced for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
2005. Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey, Daniel G. Groody, executive producer. Groody River Films.
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