“Just as God poured out endless grace into Mary’s life… God desires to pour endless grace into our lives, to open up our hearts… that gives us great hope.” Dr Timothy Matovina
Sr Cecilia Joy interviews Dr Timothy Matovina, Professor of Theology and the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent books are Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis and Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church, winner of five book awards, including selection as a CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title.”
His books in Spanish include Ministerio Hispano: Una introducción and María en la fe católica. Prof. Timothy Matovina studies Faith and Culture, with specialization in U.S. Catholic and U.S. Latino theology and religion. He has authored over 150 essays and reviews in scholarly and opinion journals. Among the 20 books he’s also written or edited are most recently Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church, which won five book awards, including selection as a CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title In 2010 Matovina received the Virgilio Elizondo Award “for distinguished achievement in theology, in keeping with the mission of the Academy” from the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). At Notre Dame he has won two teaching awards, including the Julian Samora Award that members of Notre Dame’s La Alianza student organization confer on a faculty member whose research, teaching, and service advance knowledge and empowerment of Latino/a students and communities. In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on U.S. Catholicism and Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States. Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.