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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Celebrating Palm Sunday

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Apr 3, 2020 2:03:00 PM

Editorial Note: This post is part of a series intended for Catholics who are unable to participate in public celebrations of the Eucharist because of restrictions around COVID-19. Through prayerful reflection on the proper texts of the Mass each Sunday, we may still receive the fruits of Eucharistic communion.

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Topics: Eucharist, Holy Week, Lent, liturgy, Palm Sunday, COVID-19 Resources

Celebrating the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Mar 27, 2020 3:07:00 PM

Editorial Note: This post is part of a series intended for Catholics who are unable to participate in public celebrations of the Eucharist because of restrictions around COVID-19. Through prayerful reflection on the proper texts of the Mass each Sunday, we may still receive the fruits of Eucharistic communion.

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Topics: Eucharist, Lent, liturgy, Mass, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Mar 20, 2020 1:24:36 PM

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Topics: Eucharist, Lent, liturgy, Mass, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

What If Public Masses Are Canceled?

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Mar 16, 2020 2:49:10 PM

The degree to which Catholics love the Mass has never been more evident than in Catholic Twitter’s reaction to liturgical adjustments made because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The cancellation of the Eucharist in Rome has led many to wonder how the faithful can survive without regular celebration of the Mass in their presence, the reception of Holy Communion as a way of receiving grace in these trying times. Our longing to receive the Eucharist during this time, to hear the Holy Scriptures, and spend time with one another in Christian community is a sign that our identity as Catholics is closely tied to the Eucharist. 

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Topics: Easter, Eucharist, Lent, Mass, sacrifice, coronavirus, Catholic Twitter, COVID-19 Resources

Mardi Gras, NOLA, Revelry, and Redemption

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Feb 25, 2020 7:12:00 AM

Editorial Note: This post is an excerpt from the essay “New Orleans and the Catholic Imagination,” originally published at Church Life Journal on February 28, 2017.

As I woke up this morning in northern Indiana, I felt deeply sad. Some might assume that it is the perma-cloud that has reasserted its wintry authority over South Bend. Some would tell me that it's the pile of papers that must be graded over the next three days.

Both are wrong. It's because today is Mardi Gras, and I'm not in New Orleans.

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Topics: Lent, Mardi Gras, New Orleans

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