New Wine New Wineskins (NWNW), Young Catholic Moral Theologians (YCMT) seeks to create an atmosphere of friendship, mutual respect, dialogue, academic enrichment, and charity in which Catholic moral theologians in the early stages of their careers may gather for a common formation experience where participants are invited to explore the vocation of the moral theologian as committed to the common good of the Church, the academy, and the societies in which we live and work.


Proposals for papers of original research are welcome in any area of moral theology. Proposals should be 200-300 words and should be submitted through this link: The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021. You will be notified by e‐mail whether your paper has been accepted by January 15th, 2022.


Symposium Information: Since 2002, Catholic moral theologians in the early stages of their careers have gathered most summers on the campus of the University of Notre Dame to foster community and intellectual dialogue among a new generation of scholars, and to attend carefully to the question of how one should go about pursuing a vocation as a Catholic moral theologian today. The New Wine New Wineskins symposium is intended to bring together everyone who is in the early stages of pursuing a career as a Catholic moral theologian, including junior faculty (i.e., those who have not yet been granted tenure) and advanced graduate students (doctoral candidates past their qualifying exams). New participants who fit this description are always welcome.


The 2022 symposium runs from Thursday evening (July 28) to Sunday morning (July 31). Every year, we invite an established scholar who has had a distinctive impact in the field of moral theology. We are pleased to announce that Prof. Francis Russell Hittinger will join us on Thursday evening and Friday morning to discuss his vocation as a moral theologian and his ongoing research. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, we will present (20 minutes) and discuss (25 minutes) accepted papers. The symposium closes on Sunday with Mass and brunch together.


Information about how to register for the symposium will follow in the coming months.