Welcome to the Theology Department! Our philosophy is grounded in the values and traditions of our Catholic faith and our Holy Cross identity. To guide us, we look to the Gospels, and the educational philosophy of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Toward that end, our Theology program seeks to educate the mind in ways of higher order thinking and theological studies and methods, as well as to form the heart by nurturing faith and deepening spirituality.

Moreau follows the curriculum framework developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for our theology courses.

• Freshman are introduced to the traditions, history and themes of the Congregation of Holy Cross and explore Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament
• Sophomores study Christology and Church History
• Juniors begin with a semester focused on Social Justice followed by a Morality course
• Seniors continue to enjoy a range of upper division electives.

Our upper division electives include: The Bible as Literature; Prophecy and Apocalyptic Literature; Major Religions; Introduction to New Testament; and Christian Culture in a Changing World. Seniors can also enroll in a full-year leadership course as part of the Campus Ministry Team.

We offer four separate retreat experiences, each tailored for the four classes at Moreau, culminating with our senior Kairos retreat, in existence since 1965. With our four-year Holy Cross Social Justice program, students enter into a unique space in which course content, service activities and their retreat experiences facilitate a rich praxis.

Senior Capstone Project

The Senior Capstone Project allows students to live out the charism of Holy Cross. Their project equips them with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges.

Students investigate real-world problems through multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing data from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments.

We want our students to embrace their talents and use those talents to change and transform the world, and encourage them to present their projects in a TEDx event, introduced at Moreau in 2018.

We define our holistic education by helping students develop readiness in four key areas: readiness for college; readiness for the careers of tomorrow; readiness for civic life; and readiness for life in the Catholic community.

Department Members

James Hannon (Chair), Jerico Abanico, Amy Armstrong, Father Bruce Cecil CSC, Colin DeGuzmanMary McInerney, Patrick Landeza, Michael Pacheco, Tony Rodriguez, Peter Shelley, and Ann Tabora

Theology Courses:

Graduation Requirements*

40 units

Students who transfer to Moreau Catholic as sophomores are required to take 30 units, and those who transfer as juniors are required to take 20 units. Students are required to complete the Holy Cross Social Justice Program, which includes 60 hours of community service and completion of a capstone project.

*(1 semester = 5 units)