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Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies


  • Msgr. Irwin named to Roman University Board

    The Abbot Primate of the International Benedictine Confederation, Gregory Polan OSB, has appointed Msgr. Kevin Irwin to the newly created Board of Advisors for the Benedictine Ateneo of Sant'Anselmo for a term of four years. The Board consists of nine members, five elected by the international abbots' confederation and four appointed members, including Msgr. Irwin. He is an alumnus of Sant'Anselmo and taught there as a visiting professor in 2016. The first meeting of the Board is on Oct. 16-17 in Rome.

  • Witczak addresses Austin (TX) priests

    Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies Rev. Michael Witczak joined the priests of the Diocese of Austin, TX, for their annual clergy convocation on October 2-5, 2017. Witczak addressed them in five conferences exploring the theme “The Presence of Christ in the Life of a Priest: A Eucharistic Spirituality.” Present at the conference were STRS alumni, including Rev. Edward Christopher Koharchick (MA in liturgical studies [Religion and Religious Education] 1992) and Rev. Jimmy Hsu, CSP (MDiv 2014).

  • Msgr. Clay Offers Conference on Evangelization in the Catechumenate

    Msgr. Michael Clay, Associate Professor of Practice, led a one-day conference on the importance of evangelization as a foundational element in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for initiation catechists in the Archdiocese of New Orleans on September 23. The conference focused on the initial period of formation, the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate, and showed how the ritual text highlights evangelization during the inquiry period, what basic evangelization topics are to be covered, and demonstrated some techniques on how to evangelize.

  • 2017 Dean's Vespers

    The Catholic University of America's  School of Theology and Religious Studies hosted its annual Dean’s Vespers on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family.  This year our dean, Father Mark Morozowich hosted over 300 guests including students, administrators, faculty, alumni and friends of the school.  Catholic University’s Chamber Choir sung selections from the contemporary composer Roman Hurko. We were honored that he and his wife Carmen attended this vespers. Click here for more details regarding event.

  • Dr. Elliot interviewed on Crux

    Dr. Elliot was interviewed in Crux, the Catholic News website, on the subject of his recent book: Hope and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, August 2017). Click above for the interview link.


Recent Events

  • Pak Defense

    Cabrini Pak, a Doctoral student in the Religion and Culture area, successfully defended her dissertation Friday, August 4th. Dr. William Barbieri directed the defense, which is titled, "Transcendence in Resilient American POWs: A Narrative Analysis".

  • Goines Defense

    Beverly Goines, a Doctoral student in the Religion and Culture area, successfully defended her dissertation Tuesday, April 25th. Dr. William Dinges directed the defense, which is titled, "The Ecumenical Vision of the Black Church in the Theologies of Thomas Hoyt, Frederick Ware and Kortright Davis".

  • Niyitegeka Defense

    Cyprien Niyitegeka, a Doctoral student in the Spirituality area, successfully defended his dissertation on Friday, April 21st. Rev. Raymond Studzinski directed the defense, which is titled, "The Metaphor of the Face in Therese of Liseux from the Philosophical Perspective of Emmanuel Levinas: Creating a Model for Contemporary Mission Spirituality".

 Humanae Vitae

A statement signed by hundreds of Catholic scholars affirming the Church's teaching on the gift of sexuality, and information on the future conference: “Healing the Wounds in Human Sexuality and Marriage by Embracing God’s Vision for Love and Marriage: A Fiftieth Year Anniversary Symposium on Humanae Vitae (1968-2018).”

Dean's Corner

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich

A Message from STRS Dean Very Rev. Mark Morozowich S.E.O.D. 

Welcome to the website of CUA’s School of Theology and Religious Studies!  Whether you are a current student, a prospective applicant, or simply a visitor, I hope you will find here what you are looking for, and be excited to learn more about our great school and the opportunities it offers!



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