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Orange County Catholic Book Club Author Focus Series: “Bored again Catholic”

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Orange County Catholic Book Club Author Focus Series: “Bored again Catholic: How the Mass could save your life”

By Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley


We want the Mass to entertain, make us laugh, give us foot tapping music and sound-bite theology, and get it done in under an hour. Yet every Sunday many of us tune out.

Author Tim O’Malley, in a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom—the “good” boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God—a “sweet gift.”

It is there that full participation in the Mass becomes possible—the potential to be transfixed by a ritual, to contemplate the readings, to savor the Eucharist. To be fruitfully “bored again.”

Author Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley

Author Bio

Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley is the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He is a concurrent professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in liturgical-sacramental theology, catechesis, and spirituality. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014) and Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017). He is also the founding editor of Church Life, a publication emerging out of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He is married to Kara and has two young children.


October 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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