Graduate Theological Union

Thomas Massaro, SJ

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Dean and Professor of Moral Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2012

STL, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2007
PhD, Emory University, 1997
MDiv, Weston School of Theology, 1992
MaHum, Fordham University, 1987
BA, Amherst College, 1982

Phone: 510/549-5040

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Catholic Social Thought
  • Religion and Politics
  • Ethics of Globalization
  • History of Christian Political Thought
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Theories of Justice

Selected Publications

  • Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action: Third Classroom Edition, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
  • “The Role of Conscience in Catholic Participation in Politics since Vatican II,” in The Church in the Modern World: Fifty Years After Gaudium et Spes, Lexington Books. 2015.
  • “The Bible and Social Justice: Has Anything Changed in Our Third Millennium?” in The Bible, the Economy and the Poor: No. 10 in Supplemental Series to the Journal of Religion and Society, 2014.
  • “Hope for a More Just Future: Wisdom from Catholic Social Teaching,” in Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment, Paulist Press, 2013.
  • “Fighting Poverty and Providing Safety Nets: The Agenda of 'Economic Justice for All' and Where We Are Now,” in The Almighty and the Dollar: Reflections on Economic Justice For All, Anselm Academic Press, 2012.
  • United States Welfare Policy: A Catholic Response, Georgeto­wn University Press, 2007.