.- On Thursday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Notre Dame Professor John C. Cavadini to the International Theological Commission.
The ITC is a department of the Roman Curia that consists of 30 Catholic theologians from around the world. Its purpose is to advise the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Cavadini is an associate professor of Theology and department chair at Notre Dame as well as a scholar of patristic and early medieval theology. The Notre Dame professor also has special interests in the theology of St. Augustine as well as the history of biblical exegesis.
Professor Cavadini's publications include three books and well an numerous journal articles.