• Statue of Jesus on Notre Dame campus

  • Vatican Sunset

  • Closeup of a manuscript

  • Duncan Hall chapel

The Department of Theology is the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.



Mon Apr 6, 2015

Lecture: Is the Brain Dead Patient Really Dead?

Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., is a faculty candidate for a joint position in Moral Theology / Christian Ethics in the Departments of Theology and Biology. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in  Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. He was ordained a priest in May of 2004 and completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, the following year. He is scheduled to defend a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) in 2015. Fr. Austriaco currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology and an Instructor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press.…

Tue Apr 7, 2015

It's a Girl- documentary presented by Reggie Littlejohn

Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives welcomes Reggie Littlejohn who will screen the documentary, "It's a Girl!" onTuesday, April 7 at 2:00pm in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. Ms. Littlejohn is the founder of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition dedicated to opposing forced abortion, gender-selective abortion, and sexual slavery in China. She was also instrumental in the


Location: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall

The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will offer Vespers on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:15pm in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall. All are welcome.
The Angelus is prayed Monday - Friday at noon in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall. All are welcome.

Human Dignity Lecture, Spring 2015

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives presents the Human Dignity Lecture, Spring 2015. The speaker is Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng who will talk on  “Interpreting Reform: Human Dignity & Human Rights in Contemporary China.”  This lecture will take place on April 7 at 7:30pm in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.…

Sat Apr 11, 2015

Seminar in American Religion

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center / McKenna Hall

Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University Divinity School, will discuss his new book, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Belknap Press, 2014).

Commentators for the seminar are Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University, and Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.…