Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D. (Editor) is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and a Concurrent Associate Professional Specialist, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love. His research is in the area of liturgical and sacramental theology with a particular focus on the history of liturgy and worship in theological thought from the patristic era to today. He is working on a number of projects both academic and pastoral. Academic works include a treatment of Augustine’s approach to liturgical theology, a historical and systematic account of liturgical aesthetics, and a political-liturgical theology. Pastoral projects include work on the new evangelization and liturgy, a series for young adults on liturgy as a spiritual practice, and developing new strategies for liturgical catechesis in a secular age.
Jessica Keating (Associate Editor) is the Director of the Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Masters of Divinity from Notre Dame in 2013. She is a member of St. Matthew’s Cathedral and serves as a level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd guide. Before moving to South Bend, Jessica taught high school theology at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota for five years. She is originally from suburban Washington, D.C. and completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Sociology at St. Joseph’s University in 2004.
Anthony J. Oleck (Managing Editor) comes from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received his Bachelor of Arts in History, Theology and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in May 2014. He is currently in his first year of Notre Dame’s Master of Theological Studies program, specializing in the History of Christianity, and serves as an Assistant Rector of Fisher Hall. Following the completion of his MTS, he plans to pursue doctoral studies in the history of Christianity, focusing on the Catholic Church’s engagement with modernity and the impact such engagement has had on parish life, the development of Catholic universities, and seminary formation in nineteenth and twentieth-century United States.
Carolyn Pirtle, M.M, M.S.M. (Editor) is the Assistant Director of the Center for Liturgy. She is well familiar with life and liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, having completed her Master of Sacred Music degree in 2008. After spending a year working in Campus Ministry at Notre Dame, Carolyn moved to Wexford, Ireland as the founding House Director of the Teach Bhríde (House of Brigid) community. She served the Church in Ireland for two years, primarily through music ministry and catechesis. Upon returning to America, Carolyn moved to Chicago, working as Director of Music and Elementary Music Instructor at St. John Berchmans Parish, until returning to Notre Dame in September 2012. As Assistant Director, Carolyn shares editing responsibilities for Oblation and Church Life, and oversees the planning and facilitation of liturgical music for events and liturgies sponsored by the Center. She has written a course in liturgical music for STEP and is also designing a parallel track of the Notre Dame Vision program for the formation of Liturgical Music Ministers, to be launched in July 2015. In addition, Carolyn is a composer of liturgical and non-liturgical music: she has written psalm settings and hymns for many liturgies hosted by the NDCL and the ICL, and several of her works have been featured on recordings of the University of Notre Dame Folk Choir and published by World Library Publications. In 2011 and 2014, she completed commissioned cycles of three short musicals for the Notre Dame Vision program.