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Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies


  • Msgr McPartlan at Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Meeting in Greece

    Msgr McPartlan at Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Meeting in Greece From 5-9 September 2017, Msgr Paul McPartlan took part in a meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church on the island of Leros, Greece. Please click above for more information.

  • Dr. David Elliot has Published a New Book

    Hope and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, August 2017). As social, civic and global anxieties mount, the need to overcome despair has become urgent. Elliot’s book proposes the theological virtue of hope as a source of rejuvenation. Hope sustains us from the sloth, presumption and despair that threaten amid injustice, tragedy and dying; it provides an ultimate meaning and transcendent purpose to our lives; and it rejoices and refreshes us 'on the way' with the prospect of eternal beatitude. Rather than degrading this life and world, hope ordains earthly goods to our eternal end, forming us to pursue justice with a resilience that transcends cynicism and disillusionment. Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas and virtue ethics, the book shows how the virtue of hope contributes to human happiness in this life and not just the next.

  • Dr. David Elliot Awarded Honors

    Dr. Elliot has been re-elected a Research Associate of the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University. He was also honored in September with a book launch and reception at Cambridge University by the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics for his new book, Hope and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press)

  • Dr. Dinges Published an Article

    Dr. Dinges published an article on "The Religious Situation in American Society--Contemporary Trends, Global Implications" in Religion and Society: On the Present-Day Religious Situation (Religion und Gesellschaft: Zur religiosen Situation der Gegenwart), eds., Chibueze Udeani, Friedrich Reiterer and Klaus Zapotoczky (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi), 183-208.

  • Dr. Dinges Delivered a Presentation

    Dr. William D. Dinges, Professor of Religious Studies delivered a presentation on “The ‘Fallen Away’ and ‘Disaffiliated’: Macro Factors in Declining Catholic Numbers,” at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, InterContinental Montreal Hotel, Montreal QC, August 12-14, 2017.


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).”

Upcoming Events

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!


Recent Publications