Mary Jo Iozzio

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Chestnut Hill, MA United States

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry


Academic Position:
Professor of Moral Theology

Prior Education Background:
PhD Fordham University 1994 MA Providence College 1987 MA Fordham University 1982 BA Pennsylvania State University 1977

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Recent Publications:
“Liturgical Anthropology of a Soulful Sister: Thea Bowman, FSPA,” Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 17.3 (2013): 317-326. “Reflections on the Third Week of Advent, Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, and Epiphany (2012-2013),” Voices of Hope, Women of Wisdom (Washington, DC: Pax Christi USA, 2012). “The Authority of Experience and Study: persons with disabilities adequately and integrally considered,” Louvain Studies 35 (2011): 162-180. “Pray-Study-Act: The MLK Memorial and Brothers and Sisters All,” Pax Christi USA –PSA eBulletin (August 26, 2011). “Needle Exchange: the moral framework,” Health Progress 92.6 (2011): 64-67. Calling for Justice throughout the World: Catholic Women Theologians on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, an international collaborative collection of essays responding to the local and global implications of HIV/AIDS; Editor, with assistance from Mary M. Doyle Roche and Elsie Maria Miranda; contributor, and translation of one article from French. New York, NY: The Continuum International Publishing Group Inc., 2009. The Other Casualties of War: Disabilities, a thematic issue addressing rehabilitation concerns of soldiers wounded and disabled in war games past and present for the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 12.3 (2008); Guest Editor and contributor. “Thinking About Disabilities with Justice, Liberation, and Mercy,” Horizons 36.1 (2009): 32-49. “Moving Beyond the Impasse: Catholics Should Support use of Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs,” Health Progress 90.2 (2009): 55-57.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Capo, North American Forum, The FIRST, CTEWC newsletter General Editor, Content and Context in Theological Ethics Series (monographs and collections of essays) with Palgrave MacMillan Publishers, New York, NY Past Co-Editor, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (2006-2013) Active Member of: American Academy of Religion (Steering Committee of Religion and Disability Studies Group and inaugural member of the Standing Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession); Catholic Theological Society of America; Society of Christian Ethics (Professional Conduct Committee, 2012-2015)

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • History of theological ethics
  • Virtue ethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Race

Past Events:

  • Padua 2006

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