Writings of Saint John Paul II on Gender, Marriage and Family

This course examines the main themes of the following works of John Paul II: On the Christian Family in the Modern World, On the Dignity & Vocation of Women, and Letter to Families. Particular attention will be paid to the development in these documents of themes presented in the TOB.


                    John Grabowski, ph.d.

                    Dr. John Grabowski earned his B.A. at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last twenty-two 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. From 2005- 2009 he served as 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. Dr. Grabowski and his wife Claire have five children and reside in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.