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Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives

The Office for University Life Initiatives is one initiative of the Institute for Church Life (ICL) at the University of Notre Dame. This page of our website is dedicated to sharing information with our readers about the official journal of the ICL.

Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization


is a free online journal that explores the theological and pastoral roots of the new evangelization, with particular attention to catechesis, liturgy, adult theologucal education, a spirituality of vocation, and the formation of ordained and lay ministers.

A joint project of the Institute for Church Life, edited by the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, the journal is published quarterly (January, April, July, and October).  Regular columnists include John Cavadini, Lawrence Cunningham, Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., Fr. Virgil Elizondo,  Deacon James Keating, and Christian Smith.  In addition to these columnists, each issue has a theme with corresponding articles. At this point, we will be seeking articles for the journal.  If you have any questions about the journal, please contact Timothy O'Malley.  You may subscribe to the journal through Issuu or by contacting us at