Timothy O'Malley

Timothy O'Malley
Timothy P. O’Malley is the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, where he engages in scholarship that seeks to retrieve biblical, catechetical, and liturgical insights that facilitate a renewal of the Church’s liturgical imagination. He is also an associate professional specialist in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches courses on preaching, catechesis, liturgical theology, and the Scriptures. In addition to authoring numerous articles, the book Liturgy and the New Evangelization, and a forthcoming monograph entitled On Praise: Worship and the Eschatological Imagination, O’Malley is the founding editor for Church Life.

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Liturgy and Education, Part 7: The Art of Memory

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jul 1, 2020 3:10:24 PM

A Catholic school becomes liturgical insofar as it understands learning as necessitating both wonder and desire. The school must be a contemplative space rather than imitating the frenetic quality of modern life.

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Topics: Catholic education, Catholic imagination, education, liturgical formation, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 6: Desiring Happiness

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 24, 2020 12:42:16 PM

In the last contribution to this series, I addressed the need for a liturgical interruption relative to Catholic school curricula. These curricula often presume that human beings are made for work and thus contribution to industry. This assumption is at the heart of STEM curricula. A ST(R)E(A)M curriculum simply adds religion and arts to the mix, without awareness that this addition might upset the whole basis of the curriculum to begin with.

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Topics: liturgy, education, Liturgy Week, Catholic schools, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 5: Liturgy & the Catholic School's Curriculum

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 17, 2020 2:21:58 PM

Thus far, this series has focused on the educational qualities possessed by liturgical prayer celebrated in the school, the parish, and the family. Liturgy is educational insofar as it forms us to see human life as ordered toward the adoration of God. If we are attentive to liturgy’s pedagogy, then we may learn what it means to be fully human.

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Topics: liturgy, Catholic schools, liturgy and education, STEM, STREAM

Liturgy and Education, Part 4: Celebrating Liturgies in the Family

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 10, 2020 7:14:00 AM

Thus far in this series, we have looked at the intersection of liturgy and education in both the school and the parish. Here, I turn to the last educational milieu we will consider in this series: the family.

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Topics: liturgy, family, Liturgy Week, domestic church, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 3: Re-Education of Desire through Liturgy

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 3, 2020 7:18:00 AM

In the first part of this series, I argued that schools are not the exclusive space where Catholics receive an education. Education is the cultivation of one’s humanity. For this reason, the parish is also an institution dedicated to education. Liturgical formation in the parish should invite all parishioners to an authentic Christian humanism.

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Topics: liturgical music, signs, Liturgy Week, liturgical formation, liturgy and education

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