Welcome to Season 2 of the Daily Theology Podcast! Our latest episode features Mike Avery’s conversation with Dr. Timothy O’Malley of the University of Notre Dame at the North American Academy of Liturgy conference in Houston, Texas. Much laughter took place as Dr. O’Malley retold his story of growing up as the token Catholic in his home town, undergraduate experience with religious life and the current challenges of parenting a three year-old. The conversation also ventured into more sensitive topics involving the issue of detachment with homiletics, returning to the basics with New Evangelization and the lack of theological nuance with adoption in the Catholic tradition. Of course, one cannot deny the generous amount of Notre Dame admiration weaved throughout the podcast, including a personal love for the infamous grotto.
Dr. Timothy O’Malley specializes in a historical-theological approach to liturgical studies. He has specific interests in liturgical homiletics (with an emphasis on Augustinian thought), the biblical and liturgical foundations of Christian doctrine, theological aesthetics, and the role of liturgical renewal in the ressourcement movement. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). As director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, he engages in scholarship that seeks to retrieve biblical, catechetical, and liturgical insights that facilitates a renewal of the Church’s liturgical imagination. He is also founding editor of the Institute for Church Life’s journal, Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization.
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