RELIGIOUS STUDIES 

To Find God in All Things

We create opportunities for students to ask: “What kind of person do I want to be? What am I created to do?” Through the lens of scripture and Catholic traditions, students investigate social issues, examine ethics and morality, and probe spirituality and justice, with the aim of helping to build a world that recognizes, protects, and defends the dignity of every person. Our teachers embrace the diversity of religious backgrounds and beliefs in our community, and support students to develop healthy attitudes about God and self, deepen their spirituality, and work for peace and justice.

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Religious Studies Faculty
Molleen Dominquez, Department Chair

Originally from Illinois, Molleen has been teaching at O’Dowd since 2014. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri and her M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Molleen loves to teach Religious Studies because it challenges students to examine important contemporary issues in light of time honored wisdom, encouraging them to become more intentional and sincere citizens of the world.