Fr. John F. Baldovin, S.J., Ph.D., is Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.Div. from Weston School of Theology, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. A leading expert on the Mass, Fr. Baldovin has been teaching for twenty-eight years. He is past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the international ecumenical Societas Liturgica, and the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy.
He is the author of several books, including Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (Liturgical Press, 2008), and he is the co-editor of Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal (Liturgical Press, 2011).
Praise for John Baldovin, S.J.
“Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, is a first-rate liturgical scholar and an excellent teacher… As a committed Vatican II Catholic with an ecumenical sensitivity, there is no one better than he to lead us through and into the Eucharistic source and summit of the Christian Faith.” –The Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD., University of Notre Dame
“With a keen grasp of liturgical history and a profound love for the Church, Fr. John Baldovin’s scholarly work and masterful teaching faithfully address some of the more contested ecclesial issues of our time and open up the iconic depths of worship ‘in spirit and in truth’ for a contemporary age.” –Fr. Paul A. Janowiak, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara (Berkeley)
John W. O’Malley, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus, is currently University Professor in the Theology Department of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. His specialty is the religious culture of early modern Europe. Father O’Malley has written and edited a number of books, several of which have won best-book awards. For instance, The First Jesuits, perhaps his best known work, received both the Jacques Barzun Prize for Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society and the Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society for Church History. It has been translated into ten languages. In 2008, he published with Harvard University Press What Happened at Vatican II, which is a companion to his book from the same press, Trent: What Happened at the Council (2012).
Father O’Malley has lectured widely in Europe and North America to both professional and general audiences. He is past-president of the Renaissance Society of America and the American Catholic Historical Association. He holds the Johannes Quasten Medal from The Catholic University of America for distinguished service in religious studies. In 1995 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1997 to the American Philosophical Society, and in 2001 to the Accademia di san Carlo, Ambrosian Library, Milan. He holds lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Italian Historical Studies, the Renaissance Society of America, and the American Catholic Historical Association.
“John W. O’Malley, S.J., is not only the dean of American Catholic historians, he is also one of the church’s greatest and most accomplished teachers.”– James Martin S.J., author of My Life with the Saints
Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is an expert in the areas of liturgical and sacramental theology, catechesis, and spirituality. The director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, he is also a concurrent professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include the books Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Will Save Your Life (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017) and Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). He has a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy and an M.T.S. in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. In addition to being a popular teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses at Notre Dame, he has spoken at liturgical and catechetical conferences throughout the United States.
Praise for Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley
“Timothy O’Malley puts liturgical theology into conversation with the most pressing concerns parishioners feel today, especially young people. Speaking from the heart of the Church, he ranges from Augustine to questions posed by modern regular culture. You will look more deeply into the Mass after these talks.”
– David W. Fagerberg, Professor, Liturgical Theology, University of Notre Dame
“I am proud to endorse Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley as a talented scholar of liturgy, faith and culture, evangelization and religious education. He is a gifted speaker with a keen sense of reading and interpreting the signs of the times. He has the ability to inspire his audience through not only his knowledge but also his witness of faith and engaging personality.”
– Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Professor of Pastoral Theology at Notre Dame
“Tim O’Malley’s passion for the Mass is inspiring to his students. Deeply formed by the spirituality of the liturgy in ages past and present, Prof. O’Malley brings the riches of the Liturgy alive through his witness of teaching. I am confident that his lecture series, The Joy of the Mass will invite students to draw more closely to the font and source of the Christian life, the Mass.”
– Katharine E. Harmon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Marian University