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 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

Liturgy and Education, Part 2: Celebrating Liturgies in Schools

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on May 27, 2020 10:35:45 PM

Over the last three years, I have been working with the Archdiocese of San Francisco, addressing the quality of Eucharistic celebration in their schools. Almost universally, school leaders, especially at secondary institutions, recognize that all-school Masses are rarely occasions of prayer for faculty or students. Here are three questions for schools in this situation to consider.

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Topics: Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, Liturgy Week, Catholic schools, liturgical formation, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 1: Why They Need Each Other

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on May 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM

In usual conversation, the term “education” is most often used to refer to the process of formalized schooling. Schools are where education takes place, and for this reason, education is understood as the project of a young person who completes this education upon conferral of a degree or certification. One may begin, as my undergraduates say, “to adult” upon graduation.

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Topics: Catholic education, liturgy, formation, liturgy and education, human flourishing

A Nation Consecrated to Mary

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on May 1, 2020 2:19:38 PM

Today, May 1, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles (in his role as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) will be renewing the consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The United States has been consecrated to Mary on three occasions including 1792, 1846, and most recently in 1959. Yet why consecrate the nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at all?

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Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Marian devotion, intercessory prayer, Marian consecration

There's No Place Like Home: Dolly Parton's Nostalgia

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Apr 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM

Summers meant catching fireflies against the background of the Great Smoky Mountains. The mountains were as green as could be, producing the sweetest of smells that permeated our little town of Maryville. We’d play Hide and Go Seek until the last light fell across the foothills of the Smokies.

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Topics: ecology, Laudato Si', Pope Francis, community, nostalgia, Dolly Parton

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