Department of Theology

During this time, it is very important that we practice the promotion of social distancing and rely on the advice of health experts, thus, the Theology Department employees will be working remotely from their homes from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm each business day until further notice. If you need assistance please send an email to or leave a voice message at 513-745-2884. Feel free to leave a message, we will be checking our voicemail and email regularly.

If you want to explore life's meaning; if you want to be challenged and inspired to change a world wounded by inequality, hatred, and ecological degradation; if you want to grow spiritually by drawing on the riches of the Christian tradition in open dialogue with others, come join us.

-Dr. William Madges, Chair of the Department of Theology

News & Events

Spiritual Exercises Seminar - Mondays in June 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Gillian Ahlgren 

Dr. Martin Madar published his first article in native Slovak (issue 1 of 2020). It investigates the reception of Vatican II under Pope Francis.

Trauma and Recovery in the Time of COVID: Featuring Dr. Ashley Theuring - Live-streamed talk on May 4 at 7:30PM

The Courage to Change: Wisdom from Assisi: Featuring Dr. Gillian Ahlgren - Live-streamed talk on April 14

Ethics of Encounter: Featuring Dr. Marcus Mescher - Live-streamed talk on March 30

Dr. Marcus Mescher in America Magazine: "5 lessons Pope Francis has taught us with his actions more than his words"

Dr. Marcus Mescher interview with CRUX:  "The Ethics of Encounter" and Social Distancing/Isolation

Dr. Martin Madar Reflects on the Unrealized Opportunity Presented by Pope Benedict's Resignation

Dr. Adam Clark Reflects: Theology at Xavier University

Theology MA Student - Maika Llaneza - publishes article in Sojourners Magazine

Dr. Adam Clark Op-Ed:  "MLK's Message just as Relevant in age of Trump"

Theology MA Alumni Award winner for 2020 - Christine Marallen

Reflection from Dr. Marcus Mescher concerning the 30th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador

Mary Anne Bressler, Xavier MA Program graduate and former Adjunct Professor, wins prestigious award from IJPC

Dr. C. Walker Gollar reports on Xavier and Slavery