The Catholic University of America

Dr. John S. Grabowski is a native of the Midwest, earning his B.A. in theology at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University.  For the last twenty three years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Associate Professor of Moral Theology with continuous tenure and the Director of the Moral Theology/ Ethics area.  He has also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies of Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies.  From 2005-2009 he served as a theological advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family.  He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009 where they serve as a member couple.  He is also currently serving as a theological advisor to the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth.

Dr. Grabowski has published widely in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality, and bioethics.  His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as The Thomist, The Heythrop Journal, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly as well as popular journals such as America, Commonweal, The Living Light, and Share the Word.  His book Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics was published by the Catholic University of America Press in August of 2003.  He also wrote the Foreword to the 1997 English edition of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Dr. Grabowski has also offered a variety of courses for adults, catechists, and lay ministers in the Washington area and has presented lectures and workshops at conferences across the United States.

Dr. Grabowski and his wife Claire have five children and one grandchild and reside in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.