Fr. Daniel P. Moloney
Fr. Daniel P. Moloney, has been the Roman Catholic chaplain at MIT since June 2015. He also is the priest chaplain at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in 2010. Before coming to MIT he served in parishes in Brighton, Lynn, and Needham. He has degrees from Yale, Notre Dame, and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. In 2004, he received a doctorate in philosophy from Notre Dame, writing on the need to reintroduce the concept of mercy in contemporary political theory. He has taught in the philosophy department at Notre Dame, in the politics department of Princeton, and in the theology department of the Catholic University of Seoul, South Korea. An expert in the intersection of religious issues and contemporary politics, he has worked at think tanks in Princeton, Washington, D.C. and New York, and has served as the associate editor of First Things: A Journal of Religion and Public Life. He’s published articles and book chapters about a variety of topics ranging from Harry Potter to international HIV/AIDS policy to the relations within the persons of the Trinity. He is fluent in Spanish. The Tech Catholic Community is the name of the Roman Catholic community at MIT.