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Academics

Timothy T. O’Donnell

President of Christendom College

Professor
Departments of History & Theology

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Contact Information:

Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell, KGCHS
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
540.551.9191
president@christendom.edu

Education

B.A., Loyola Marymount University, Philosophy/History
M.A., Loyola Marymount University, History
M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome
He was the first layman to receive a doctorate in ascetical and mystical theology from the Angelicum.

Classes Taught

  • Western Civilization I: Ancient and Biblical World
  • Ascetical and Mystical Theology,
  • History and Theology of the Papacy
  • The Gospel of Luke
  • History of Ireland
  • Apologetics and the New Evangelization

Favorite class to teach

The Ancient and Biblical World

Hobbies

Irish music and culture, guitar playing and singing, handball, spending time with my children and wife, Cathy.

Most Beloved Aspect of Christendom

A faith-filled educational apostolate with a vibrant joyful community

Areas of expertise

  • Ascetical and Mystical Theology
  • Irish History
  • Rome and its Churches
  • The Gospels
  • Apologetics

Selected Scholarship

Heart of the Redeemer: Ignatius PressSwords Around the Cross: Christendom Press; nine lecture series for EWTN including “The Heart of Jesus,” “The Glory of the Papacy,” “Saint Luke: Meek Scribe of Christ,” “Rome’s Hidden Churches: A Lenten Pilgrimage,” “Signs & Glory: The Gospel of Saint John,” “Saint Matthew: Evangelist of the Church,” “The Gospel of Mark: The Memoirs of Saint Peter.” “The Catholic Epistles”

Professional Affiliations

Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family (appointed 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II; renewed 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI; Renewed 2013 by Pope Francis)
Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Invested October 1989
Academy of Catholic Theology
The Catholic Academy of Sciences in the U.S.A. Inducted October, 1993
The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Advisory Board
Institute of Catholic Culture – Board of Advisors
Institute on Religious Life, Advisory Board
The Society of Catholic Social Scientists
Cardinal Newman Society, Board of Advisors
Apha Sigma Nu – National Jesuit Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Ex corde ecclesiae round table

 

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