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Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions


The Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions serves the University, College and academy through the scholarly retrieval, interpretation and presentation of Catholic doctrinal and theological traditions.

The Gudorf Chair teaches courses in the Department of Religious Studies and makes substantive contributions to the entire university's intellectual life. Timothy R. Gabrielli, Ph.D. serves as the first Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions.


Wayfinders: A Journey for High Schoolers

Explore, alongside other teens, what it means to be “on the way” in our lives, with others, and with God. Drawing upon wide and varied resources in the Catholic tradition — including UD’s particular Marianist tradition — discuss, explore, read, discover, reflect, and learn across four days and nights on UD’s campus in the summer. Participants earn one college credit at UD. 

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McGrath Award

Applications for 2024 Fr. Jack McGrath, S.M. Awards are now open at the link below.

The award recognizes students whose research in a CAP course demonstrates rigorous, deep, and creative engagement with thinkers, texts and/or themes associated with Catholic Intellectual Traditions.

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More about the McGrath award in the news story linked below.

I have learned a lot about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and been able to see how broadly CIT stretches. I’ve felt very fortunate being at UD, participating in the Marianist values of community, of equity, of the common good.

Eleanor Yates-McEwan

2022 and 2023 McGrath Award Winner


Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions

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