Dr. Patrick McCormick’s Biography

Dr. Patrick¬†McCormick, Professor of Religious Studies,¬†earned his Masters of Divinity and Theology from Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, PA. He completed his Licentiate and doctorate in Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. Professor McCormick teaches courses in Christian Ethics, Medical Ethics, and Catholic Social Teachings and speaks, writes and directs retreats on issues of social justice. He is the author of Sin as Addiction, and A Banqueter’s Guide to the All Night Soup Kitchen of the Kingdom of God, and the co-author of Character, Choices & Community: The Three Faces of Christian Ethics and Facing Ethical Issues: Dimensions of Character, Choice and Community. He has also published over thirty chapters and essays on Christian Ethics and Catholic Social Teachings and has written a monthly column on Christianity and Culture for U.S. Catholic since 1994.


A Right to Beauty: A Fair Share of Milk and Honey for the Poor
Volunteers & Incentives: Buying the Bodies of the Poor
Burying the Executioner’s Ax: A Christian Rejection of Capital Punishment
Catholic Social Teaching & Health Care For All
Saving “Citizen” Ryan: Supporting a Just War or Just Supporting the Troops?
Gothic Ethics: Seeing the Beast In Our Own Eye
Catholicism & Sexuality: The Sound of Silence
Theology As Work