John S. Grabowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics
Fundamental Moral theology, Marriage, Sexual Ethics, Theological Anthropology, Virtue Theory, Gender Issues
A native of the Midwest, Dr. Grabowski earned his B.A. in theology at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last twenty years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Associate Professor of Moral Theology with continuous tenure. He has served as both Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and the Director of Moral Theology/Ethics of Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies. From 2005-2009 he served as a theological advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009.
Dr. Grabowski has published widely in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality, and bioethics. His numerous articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as The Thomist, The Heythrop Journal, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly as well as popular journals such as America, Commonweal, The Living Light, and Share the Word. His book, Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics was published by the Catholic University of America Press in August of 2003. He also wrote the Foreword to the 1997 English edition of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Dr. Grabowski has also offered a variety of courses for adults, catechists, and lay ministers in the Washington area and has presented lectures and workshops at conferences across the United States.
Dr. Grabowski and his wife Claire have five children and are members of Saint Ignatius Church in Ijamsville, MD.