Julie Hanlon Rubio is Professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University, where she has taught since 1999. Her research interests include family, feminism, and faith and public life. She has published five books and over 30 academic essays. Currently, she serves on the boards of National Catholic Reporter and the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. She has received two Faculty Excellence awards for teaching from SLU as well as an excellence in teaching award from the department of Women's and Gender Studies. She is married to Marty, who chairs the social studies department at Villa Duchesne High School, and they have three 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).

 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; Feminist Theology; Fundamental Moral Theology; Family Ethics; Social Ethics                


Podcast of "How to Bridge Political Divides in Relationships," from Fishers of Men, an LA radio show, coming soon.

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.

Listen to a podcast discussion of Amoris Laetitia on "America This Week," SiriusXM, April 13, 2016.  
Read some initial thoughts on Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia at the Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, and Political Theology Today, April 2016.
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