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Welcome to the Office of the Provost

As the Provost of The Catholic University of America, I serve as the chief academic officer, overseeing our 12 schools, our libraries, our Global Education Center and our Rome campus, CUA Press and our several research institutes.

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. As our mission states, we are “dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason” as we seek “to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

I welcome your interest in The Catholic University of America.

Andrew Abela Ph.D., Provost 202-319-5244 |

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Scholarship in Service to Church and Nation

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December 2018:

Progress seen in clerical abuse crisis

December 09, 2018

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology; Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, associate professor of practice, theology; Joseph Capizzi, professor, moral theology, and director, Institute for Human Ecology; and Susan Timoney, professor, pastoral ministry, were interviewed for a series of videos by Catholic News Service on the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Read More


November 2018:

Investigating a Brother Bishop

November 28, 2018

Chad Pecknold, associate professor, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on a proposed plan of oversight for bishops. Read More


Embryonic IQ tests could ‘screen’ for less intelligent children, firm says

November 22, 2018

Joseph Capizzi, professor, moral theology, and director, IHE, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on screening embryos for intelligence. Read More


Say an ‘Ave’ for Ireland, now embracing a culture of death

November 20, 2018

University President John Garvey published commentary with Catholic News Service on abortion laws in Ireland. Read More


Synodality Upended

November 19, 2018

Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, published commentary in First Things on Synodality. Read More


The Male Suicide Rate Is Rising. This Job Has the Highest Risk.

November 16, 2018

David Jobes, professor, psychology, was quoted in a Men’s Health story on suicide rates and prevention. Read More


In the State Elections, Pro-Life Victories Amid Enduring Divisions

November 15, 2018

David Cloutier, assistant professor, moral theology, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story examining results of state elections. Read More


We Have Some Idea What Americans Think about Abortion

November 14, 2018

Michael New, visiting assistant professor, business, published commentary in National Review on polls, public opinion, and abortion. Read More


Peace talks

November 14, 2018

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, politics, was mentioned in a Korea Times story on peace talks. She spoke at the second international academic conference on the topic of the role of Catholic for peace on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Read More


Was it a ‘blue wave’ or not? That depends on how you define a ‘wave.’

November 13, 2018

Matthew Green, professor, politics, published commentary in the Monkey Cage blog on whether the election results constituted a “blue wave.” Green also wrote for Vox on party leadership following midterm elections. Green was also quoted in the National Catholic Register on the correlation between party and position on abortion. Green also published commentary in LegBranch on the stability in House GOP leadership contests. Read More


Archival discovery at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

November 08, 2018

Maria Mazzenga, educational archivist, was quoted in a Catholic News Service story on the discovery of an anti-nazi Catholic radio broadcast that was discovered in the University Archives in the 2000s. This broadcast inspired Joseph Santo, professor of music, to compose music incorporating texts from the broadcast. That composition and selections by Jewish composers will be performed at an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Nov. 16. Read More


Science's godless problem

November 08, 2018

Jay Richards, assistant research professor, business, was quoted in a Washington Times story on Stephen Hawking’s premise that there is no God. The story quotes his book The Human AdvantageRead More


Russian Church withdraws from Orthodox-Catholic dialogue

November 08, 2018

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, was quoted in an Aleteia story on the Russian Church withdrawing from Orthodox-Catholic dialogue. Read More


Integrating Catholic Social Teaching With Economics and Natural Science

November 07, 2018

Jay Richards, assistant research professor, business, published commentary in Public Discourse on integrating Catholic Social Teaching with economics and natural science. Read More


When Facts Were Enough

November 06, 2018

David Cloutier published commentary on ecology and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in Commonweal. Read More


Catholic U law professor questions Trump’s birthright citizenship pledge

November 02, 2018

Stacy Brustin, professor, law, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on President Trump’s pledge to end “birthright citizenship.” Brustin said an executive order on the topic is likely unconstitutional. Read More


"His work was always at the service of God and the Church"

November 01, 2018

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology, was quoted in a story on the life and legacy of Rev. Robert Taft, Jesuit priest and Archimandrite of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in Pastoral Liturgy. Taft was a professor at the Pontifical Oriental Institute and directed Fr. Morozowich’s dissertation. Read More


Town hall panelists challenge church to address Latinos and Catholic education

November 01, 2018

Msgr. Michael Clay, director, pastoral ministry programs, was quoted in America magazine’s coverage of a town hall co-hosted by the magazine and Catholic University on Latinos and Catholic education. Catholic News Service also covered the discussion. Read More



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