Assistant Professor of Theological Anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America
Margaret Harper McCarthy is an Assistant Professor of Theological Anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C, where she has taught since 1992. She served as the director of the Institute’s Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research (CCPR) for its first five years. She is the editor of the CCPR’s journal Humanum, a quarterly review of books. She is on the editorial board of the English edition of the international theological journal Communio and is a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology.
She received her doctoral degree in theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute at the Lateran University in Rome (1994). She publishes regularly in Communio and in Humanum on themes ranging from sexual difference, equality, and experience, to Christocentrism, predestination, and the nature of love. She is the editor of the forthcoming book (with Eerdmans): Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce and the Recovery of Origins. Margaret is and a wife and mother of three children.
Areas of expertise: the feminine genius, feminism, sexual difference, gender theory, women in the Church