Faculty Directory

Mary Jo Iozzio

Professor of Moral Theology

Professora Ordinaria

SELECTED Courses

Fall 2022

Introduction to Catholic Social Ethics

Theological Critiques from the Margins

Spring 2023

Call and Response: an Introduction to the Moral Life

Social Sin, Responsibility, and Justice

Disability, Theology, and Ministry

SELECTED Publications

Monographs

Disability Ethics/Preferential Justice: A Catholic Perspective. eBook with Georgetown University Press, forthcoming 2021.

Self-Determination and the Moral Act: A Study of the Contributions of Odon Lottin, O.S.B. Leuven, BE: Peeters Press, 1995.

Edited Works

Sex and Gender: Christian Ethical Reflections; Co-Editor with Patricia Beattie Jung. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Calling for Justice throughout the World: Catholic Women Theologians on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic; editor, with assistance from Mary M. Doyle Roche and Elsie Maria Miranda; Contributor, and translation of one article from French. New York, NY: The Continuum International Publishing Group Inc., 2009.

Brothers & Sisters All: the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Initiative, Workshop Teacher’s Manual; Principal Author and Editor. Erie, PA: Pax Christi USA, 2008.

Called to Something New: A Peoples’ Peace Initiative ... A Catholic Collaboration to Articulate the Challenges of Peacemaking in the 21st Century; Principal Author and Editor. Erie, PA: Pax Christi USA, 2006.

Considering Religious Traditions in Bioethics: Christian and Jewish Voices.; Editor and Contributor. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 2001.

Engaging Disability, a thematic issue addressing Catholic concerns at the intersections of theological ethics and disability studies); Guest Editor and Contributor with Miguel J. Romero. Journal of Moral Theology 6. SI 2 (2017).

Content and Context in Theological Ethics, series of monographs and collections of essays with Palgrave MacMillan Publishers, New York, NY (March 2010-present); Series Editor.

The Other Casualties of War: Disabilities, a thematic issue of the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 12.3 (2008) addressing rehabilitation concerns of soldiers wounded and disabled in war games past and present; Guest Editor and Contributor.

Recent Articles

“Building Coalitions with NGOs: Religion Scholars and Disability Justice Activism,” Religions 9.1 (2018): 1-18; doi:10.3390/rel9010028.

“Radical Dependence and the Imago Dei: Bioethical Implications of Access to Healthcare for People with Disabilities.” Christian Bioethics 23.3 (2017): 234-260.

“Engaging Disability,” with Miguel J. Romero. Journal of Moral Theology 6. SI 2 (2017): 1-9.

“God Bends Over Backwards to Accommodate Humankind … While the US Civil Rights Acts and the Americans with Disabilities Act Require [Only] the Minimum.” Journal of Moral Theology 6. SI 2 (2017): 10-31.

“Norms Matter: A Hermeneutic of Disabilities/A Theological Anthropology of Radical Dependence.” E.T. Studies 4.1 (2013): 89-106.

“Autonomy and Independent Living Movements for People with Disabilities.” E.T. Studies 4.1 (2013): 147-155.

 “Liturgical Anthropology of a Soulful Sister: Thea Bowman, FSPA,” Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 17.3 (2013): 317-326.

Digital Media

“Lost in Space: Mental Health and Self Care,” The FIRST, newsletter of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, September 1, 2021, https://catholicethics.com/forum/lost-in-space/.

“If You Sow Lies, You will Reap Violence: America’s Original Sin is Anti-Black Racism,” The FIRST, newsletter of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, September 1, 2020, https://catholicethics.com/forum/americas-original-sin/.

“Concerns for People with Disability During COVID-19,” Berkley Forum, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University, April 15, 2020, https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/concerns-for-people-with-disability-during-covid-19.

“Advent Anticipation in a Time of Endless War,” The First, newsletter of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, December 1, 2019, https://catholicethics.com/forum/advent-anticipation-in-a-time-of-endless-war/.

“Amidst the Tragedies and Violence that Mark Human History, Peace to All,” The FIRST, newsletter of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, January 1, 2019, http://www.catholicethics.com/forum-submissions/amidst-the-tragedies-and-violence-that-mark-human-history-peace-to-all.