Julie Hanlon Rubio is Professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University, where she has taught since 1999. Her research focuses on family, feminism, and religion and public life. She has published five books and over 30 academic essays. Currently, she serves on the boards of HorizonsNational Catholic Reporter and the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. She has received two Faculty Excellence awards for teaching from SLU as well as a teaching award from the department of Women's and Gender Studies. She is married to Marty, who teaches at Villa Duchesne High School, and they have three young adult sons--Stephen, Tom, and Dominic. Her current project is titled, Catholicism, Gender, and the Family.


Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love (Liturgical Press, 2017

 Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a       Divided Church (Georgetown University Press, 2016) CTS Book Award 2017

 Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (Georgetown University Press, 2010)

                                                    Marriage: Readings in Moral Theology No. 15 (Paulist Press, 2009)

                                              A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family (Paulist Press, 2003)


B.A. in Political Science, Yale University (1987)

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School (1991)

Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics, University of Southern California (1995)


Undergraduate Courses: Social Justice; Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics; Faith and Politics; Theological Foundations; Theology and the Body

Graduate Courses: Christian Theology: Introduction; Social EthicsFeminist Theology and Ethics; Fundamental Moral Theology; Family Ethics   


Read Charlie Camosy's recent interview with me in Crux, June 22, 2017.

Listen to a podcast of "How to Bridge Political Divides in Relationships," from Fishers of Men, an LA radio show, May 1, 2017.

See an analysis of my recent talk at the Siena Center at Dominican University published in National Catholic Reporter, April 24, 2017.

Read an early review of my recently published reader's guide to Pope Francis's The Joy of Love. See James Keenan, SJ's analysis of the guide in relation to the global response to the document here.

Check out reports here and here on the annual meeting of the ACCU in Washington, D.C., where I spoke on diversity and inclusion in Catholic colleges and universities on January 29, 2017. Read St. Louis University President Fred Pestello's letter to the SLU community, which makes reference to the talk and links it to hospitality for refugees.

Read "Arguing with Dorothy Day Challenges My Quest for a Christian Life," National Catholic Reporter, Jan. 16, 2017.

Look for a reference to Hope for Common Ground in National Catholic Reporter's post-election editorial, "In toxic campaign, Catholics may find the impetus for just action," Nov. 9, 2016.

Listen to a podcast on political divisions among Catholics and hope for common ground on SiriusXM Radio's Busted Halo show, July 13, 2016.

Read "Holy Families: Looking to the Bible for New Models of Mercy," the cover story in the June 20-27, 2016 issue of America.
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