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Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies


  • Dean Mark Morozowich Appointed as Interim Provost

    On Wednesday, September 24, President John Garvey announced that he had appointed the Very Reverend Mark Morozowich as interim provost of The Catholic University of America for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year. Fr Morozowich has served as dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies since July 2012. President Garvey also announced that Monsignor Paul McPartlan, the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, had agreed to serve as the acting dean of the School of Theology and Religious studies during this interim period.

  • STRS Welcomes Undergrads

    STRS Welcomes Undergrads

    Effective with the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, all undergraduate theology majors are now matriculating into the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Catholic University Theology students are now the only undergraduate students in the country to be matriculated into an ecclesiastical theology school. The new arrangement includes degree requirements that better complement the undergraduate theology major. For a full press release, click here.

  • Dr Boxall Delivers a Lecture to the Biblical Archaeology Forum

    Dr Ian Boxall gave a lecture to the Biblical Archaeology Forum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, on September 17th. The subject of the lecture was “God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation.”

  • Turalija Defense

    Rev. Dubravko Turalija is presenting his dissertation for the degree of Doctorate of Sacred Theology on Thursday, October 2 at 3pm in the Dissertation Defense Room, Caldwell 125-15. His dissertation is ittled "Literary Structure and Character in Proverbs 30."

  • Dr. Matt Tapie Publishes on Aquinas on Israel and the Church

    Dr. Matt Tapie published a revised version of his dissertation, Aquinas on Israel and the Church with Wipf & Stock. The book contains a foreword by STRS faculty member, Dr. Pim Valkenberg. To view the book and its summary, click here.

    The collaboration between Dr. Tapie and Dr. Valkenberg also resulted in two articles in the Jaarboek 2013 of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht, namely:

    -Pim Valkenberg, “How Others Bear Witness To Our Faith: Aquinas and Lumen Gentium” and Matthew Tapie, “’Out of Zion the Deliverer Shall Come’: St,. Thomas Aquinas on Jewish Worship as Figura praesentis spiritualis beneficii, Jaarboek of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht 33 (2013) 55-75 and 77-109.

Recent Events

  • 2014 Undergraduate Orientation

    A group of new undergraduate students were welcomed into the School of Theology and Religious Studies during an orientation in the Happel Room, Friday, August 22. The welcome address was given by Dean Morozowich followed by Dr. William Mattison, associate dean for undergraduate studies.

  • 2014 Graduate Orientation

    On Thursday, August 21 in Caldwell Auditorium, 66 new TRS graduate students gathered for orientation. The students were warmly welcomed by Dean Morozowich, Dr. Charles Jones, associate dean for graduate studies, and Ms. Abimbola Akintolayo, associate director of graduate admissions.

Job Postings

Please click here to view open positions with the School of Theology and Religious Studies.


Upcoming Events

  • Oct.
    Undergraduate Launch Party
    The School of Theology and Religious Studies is celebrating the matriculation of the undergraduate students into the school. An October 2 launch party will be celebrated for students, faculty and staff.

Dean's Corner

A Message from STRS Dean Very Rev. Mark Morozowich

Welcome to the 2014-15 Academic year. I welcome all of our new students as well as our returning students. The excitement of the New Year instills great expectations as we journey together. I pray that this New Year be blessed with a deep intellectual and spiritual engagement!

Recent Publications

  • Fr. Heil Publishes New Book on the Book of Revelation

    The subtitle of this book published by Wipf and Stock is Worship for Life in the Spirit of Prophecy. The worship that Revelation exhorts and enables is in the divine Spirit of prophetic witness against all forms of idolatrous worship in favor of a true worship of the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb, for an eternal and heavenly life. The audience may begin this worship in the Eucharistic supper into which Revelation leads them by inviting them to respond to the promise of Jesus, “Yes, I am coming soon,” with “Amen! Come Lord Jesus!” They thereby welcome the Lord Jesus to the Eucharistic supper that anticipates his final coming and the divine grace, the gift of eternal life, of the Lord Jesus that is intended to be the destiny of all.

  • Dr Ian Boxall Publishes New Book on Matthew’s Gospel

    Dr Ian Boxall’s new book Discovering Matthew: Content, interpretation, reception has just been published by SPCK. This introduction to the interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centered), as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the Gospel. In particular, it reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts.