Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C.


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Associate Professor of Theology

Office: 229 Malloy Hall
Phone: 574-631-3233

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Mexican immigration, Latino studies, U.S.-Mexico border, Latino spirituality and culture, Catholic social teaching on migration

Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher and an award-winning author and film producer. He is currently the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame. Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.-Mexico border, he has authored various books and articles which have been translated into five languages, including “Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit” and “Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace” (2007). He is also editor of “The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology” (2007) and co-editor of “A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration” (2007). He has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization and immigration. He is also the executive producer of various films and documentaries, including “One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist” and “Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey,” which have received international acclaim and aired on various television stations including PBS. In 2012, Groody served on the Syrian Refugee Delegation to the Middle East: The Situation in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Fighting for Human Dignity


Scholars gather in Rome to bridge migrant issues
Two Holy Cross priests to deliver May commencement addresses
University of Notre Dame Press books receive Catholic Press Association awards
Notre Dame theologians explore life, death and resurrection in Rwanda
Father Jenkins calls for reform of immigration policies
Building peace in Colombia
ND theologian Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., receives Catholic Press Association honors
ND theologian Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., receives 2012 Touchstone Award
The spiritual legacy of liberation theology
Catholic Charities honors Notre Dame faculty, staff and programs with special centennial awards
Notre Dame theologian Father Groody to advise Vatican conference on migration
New Groody immigration film highlights border Mass
Father Groody publishes book on theology of migration
Book edited by Father Groody wins Pax Christi Award
Father Groody publishes two new books on spirituality, justice and poverty
New Groody film builds on U.S. bishops’ immigration campaign
Film festival honors Father Groody’s “Dying to Live” documentary
Theologian’s production to premiere at Hispanic Film Festival
Film uncovers emotional, spiritual challenges of illegal immigrants


Religion News Service — Trump border wall challenges America’s moral values: Catholic theologian
Associated Press — Pence’s objection to refugee resettlement a balancing act
Catholic News Service — From Italian coast to U.S. desert, church leaders weigh in for migrants
National Catholic Reporter — Catholic leaders push immigration as pro-life issue
Catholic News Service — Undocumented students find refuge, support at Catholic colleges
National Catholic Reporter — Immigration Impasse: Latest House Bill Expected to Die in Senate
The Chronicle of Higher Education — Should Colleges Help Undocumented Students?
South Bend Tribune — VIEWPOINT: Immigration reform: A biblical vision
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Religious leaders weigh in on immigration debate
America — We Are Dying Here
National Catholic Reporter — Migrants: illegals or God’s ambassadors?
Los Angeles Times — Vatican picks a Latino to lead Los Angeles Archdiocese
South Bend Tribune — Professor honored by press group