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CUA Experts Available to Discuss the Christmas Season

The following experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Advent and liturgical traditions leading up to and including Christmas. For assistance in reaching experts, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy Hines at 202-319-5600 or

  • EASTERN AND WESTERN LITURGICAL TRADITIONS  — Very Rev. Mark M. Morozowich, dean of theology and religious studies, is available to comment on the various eastern and western liturgical traditions spanning Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and the Presentation. He can discuss the current celebrations, as well as their evolution through the centuries. 

    To arrange an interview with Father Morozowich, contact the public affairs office.
  • LITURGICAL CELEBRATION  — Monsignor Kevin Irwin, the Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S.S., Professor of Liturgical Studies, is the author of 14 books on liturgy and sacraments. His writings include “Advent-Christmas, Lent and Easter: A Guide to Eucharist and Hours,” “Liturgy, Prayer and Spirituality,” “Liturgical Theology: A Primer,” and “Context and Text: Method in Liturgical Theology.”

    Monsignor Irwin can be reached at

  • THE CHRISTMAS STORY   — Ian Boxall, associate professor of the New Testament, is available to comment on the Nativity narratives in the Bible. Boxall is the author of two study guides to the New Testament and a forthcoming book on Matthew’s Gospel and has published a chapter on Luke’s Nativity story in “New Perspectives on the Nativity.”

    Contact Boxall at or 202-319-6449.
  • THE VIRGIN MARY  — Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology, specializes in the history of theology and Eucharistic celebration, sacramental theology, history of liturgy, and liturgical celebration of the saints. Previously, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. Father Witczak can comment on the role of Mary in the Nativity story and the celebration of her and other saints.

    Contact Father Witczak at 202-319-6889 or


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