Timothy O'Malley

Timothy P. O’Malley is the Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, where he also serves as Academic Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He teaches and researches at Notre Dame in the areas of liturgical-sacrmental theology, catechesis, and aesthetics. He is the author of numerous articles and books, most recently, the forthcoming Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA.


  1. Saints of the Black Death

    Timothy O'Malley on the witness of the saints during a pandemic.

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  2. Welcome to Our New Site!

    Senior Editors Timothy O'Malley and Artur Sebastian Rosman invite you to browse through our new user-friendly site.

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  3. The Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire Isn't a Sign

    Timothy O’Malley, ND Center for Liturgy Director, reads the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral fire theologically, rather than purely culturally.

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  4. The Liturgy Is for (Little) Kids

    Timothy O'Malley, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on why we should encourage (little) kids in church.

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  5. First Sunday in Advent: The Bridegroom Comes

    Timothy O'Malley, Director ND Center for Liturgy, kicks off our Advent commentary on devotional poetry series with Christina Rossetti's "Advent Sunday."

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  6. There Is No Salvation Through the University

    Timothy O'Malley, Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, on the insignificance of law school admissions and entrance into MBA programs for salvation.

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  7. Being Liturgical

    Timothy P. O'Malley, Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on the kind of formation that is essential to the post-modern age.

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  8. The Serious Sacrificial Body

    Timothy O'Malley, Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, refuses substitutions for the real body of Christ.

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  9. The Hospitality of Adoption

    "I hope that you'll have one of your own one day." Anyone who has adopted a child has heard this statement more than once. As an adopting parent of two children, I've learned to grit my teeth and smile, offering this gentle retort, "Wel...

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  10. Letting the Imagination Out to Play

    Last weekend, I was in Philadelphia for the Society for Catholic Liturgy. This “multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars” seeks to promote the “scholarly study and practical renewal of the Church’s litur...
  11. Restoring Sacramental Magic

    This summer, I attended the biennial congress in Leuven, Belgium of Societas Liturgica, an ecumenical gathering of liturgical historians, theologians, and musicians from throughout the world. The congress’ theme…