Timothy Matovina

Timothy Matovina

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Department Chair and Professor of Theology

Office: 230 McKenna Hall
Phone: 574-631-3841
Email: Matovina.1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Catholic church, Latinos

Matovina studies Latino theology and Catholic history in the American Southwest, with a particular focus on devotions, rituals and other popular religious practices and institutions. He is the author or editor of 12 books, including “Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present” and “Presente! U.S. Latino Catholicsm from Colonial Origins to the Present.” In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States.


Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S.


Faculty honored with awards at President’s Dinner

Institute for Latino Studies launches Virgilio Elizondo Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Notre Dame to celebrate academics, faith and service with Texas Shamrock Series events

Father Jenkins calls for reform of immigration policies

José Limón to direct Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies

The challenge and blessing of Latino Catholicism

Professor Matovina publishes book on Guadalupe devotion

Theologian appointed director of Cushwa Center


Pope Francis and the new cardinals

Electoral effect of Latino vote significant, but overstated


The Los Angeles Times — Avoid despair and ‘resignation’ in the face of drug violence, pope urges in Michoacan

The Los Angeles Times — A new kind of pope’ is making a pilgrimage to Mexico

The Los Angeles Times — Pope to visit Mexican state hit by narco-violence: ‘You are living your little piece of war’

The Arizona Republic — Pope Francis to visit Mexico: Here are 4 things to expect

The Washington Post — Pope Francis is about to make Junipero Serra a saint during a historic canonization today

NBC News — Pope-Admiring Latino Youth Are the Catholic Church’s Present, Future

TIME — Pope Francis’ Preaching Style on Display in Cuba

CNN — The face of our church is changing

National Catholic Register — Mexico’s Mystery: Why Were Five Clergy Murdered Last Year?

National Catholic Reporter — Catholic leaders push immigration as pro-life issue

Deseret News — Why do religious people of color care so much about climate change?

Fox News Latino — El papa Francisco encandila a EEUU en su primer año

New York Times — A Madonna That Survived the Storm in Breezy Point

Huffington Post — Latinos and the Transformation of U.S. Catholicism

Los Angeles Times — New England surpasses West Coast as least religious region in America, study finds