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Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives

The Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity is one initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life 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 institute.

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 McGrath 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