Timothy O'Malley, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Research, McGrath Institute; Professor of the Practice, Theology; Director of Education, McGrath Institute; Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy; Editor, Church Life Journal

368 Geddes Hall

Timothy P. O’Malley, Professor of the Practice, is the Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and Academic Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He holds a concurrent appointment in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. 

He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame majoring in theology and philosophy. His M.T.S. is in liturgical studies also from the University of Notre Dame. And he completed a doctorate at Boston College in theology and education, focusing on an Augustinian approach to liturgical formation. 

He researches and teaches at Notre Dame in the areas of liturgical-sacramental theology, marriage and family, Catholic higher education, catechesis, preaching, and spirituality. His teaching and research adapts Romano Guardini’s approach to liturgical-sacramental formation in late modernity. He is the author of nine books on topics related to the liturgy, RCIA, the Eucharist, sacramental theology, marriage and family, and liturgical formation.

Prof. O’Malley is presently working on two academic books, one related to Augustine and liturgical formation and the second on liturgy and the transformation of the social order.

Prof. O’Malley is married and has two children. He is originally from Knoxville, TN.

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