Oct. 10, 2014

Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Francis and the Nobel Peace Prize. For assistance in reaching sources, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy Hines in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600 or cua-public-affairs@cua.edu .

  • THE PAPACY - Very Rev. Mark Morozowich , interim provost and associate professor of liturgical studies, can comment on a wide variety of topics related to the Catholic Church and papacy in general. Father Morozowoich commented extensively during the process to appoint a successor to Pope Benedict. A priest of the Ukrainian Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, he has special expertise on Catholics and religious groups in Ukraine. He is a frequent commentator for all forms of media, and examples can be viewed in Catholic University’s experts guide . To schedule an interview with Father Morozowich, contact the Office of Public Affairs .
  • JUST WAR THEORY - Joseph Capizzi , associate professor of moral theology and ethics, can comment on topics related to just war theory and the Pope's response to military action. Capizzi has been recently interviewed by Vox and Our Sunday Visitor and has appeared on EWTN News Nightly. Contact Capizzi at Capizzi@cua.edu or 202-319-6511.
  • PAPACY AND POLITICS - Chad Pecknold , associate professor of theology, can comment on topics related to Church and state, the papacy and politics, and the relationship between secularism and the Catholic Church. Recent interviews with Pecknold have appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered," C-SPAN, EWTN News Nightly, and in Politco, Rare.us, and The Wall Street Journal. Contact Pecknold at Pecknold@cua.edu or 202-319-6899.

To search for other CUA faculty who serve as experts for the media, visit the online Faculty Experts Guide or contact the Office of Public Affairs for more assistance.