Dr Suzanne Mulligan

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Suzanne Mulligan

Dr Suzanne Mulligan

Dean of Postgraduate Studies; Lecturer in Moral Theology ; Editor, Irish Theological Quarterly.


Contact Details

Email: suzanne.mulligan@spcm.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 474 7665
Office: 3 Dunboyne House

Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

  • Catholic Social Doctrine
  • The Common Good
  • Fundamental Moral Theology
  • HIV/AIDS pandemic
  • Gender-based violence
  • Climate Justice
  • Migrant crisis


Confronting the Challenge: Poverty, Gender and HIV in South Africa, (Oxford: Peter Lang, Sept 2010).

No Place Like Home: Homelessness and Catholic Social Teaching, (forthcoming, Liturgical Press, 2024).

Catholic Teaching on HIV and Highly Vulnerable Groups, (Maynooth: Trocaire Publication, 2010).

Suzanne Mulligan (ed.), Reaping the Harvest: Fifty Years after Vatican II, (Dublin: Columba Press, 2012).

“The Extra Mile”, Furrow, vol.61 (December 2010), 677 – 684.

“Welcoming the Stranger?”, The First, (Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church, October 1st, 2021), available at: www.catholicethics.com.

“Fratelli tutti and a Consistent Ethic of Life”, The Furrow, vol.72, 2, February 2021, 74-81.

“Interreligious Solidarity and COVID-19”, Reality, February 2021.

“Builders of a New Social Bond: Reflections on Fratelli tutti”, The Furrow, vol.71, 12, December 2020, 647-653.

“Reflections on Querida Amazonia”, Reality, September 2020.

“The Right to Housing?”, The First, (Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church, May 1st, 2020), available at: www.catholicethics.com.

“An Economy that Excludes? Reflections on Ireland’s Housing Crisis”, The Furrow, vol.70, 10, October 2019, 523-530.

“Economics should not trump ethics over Occupied Territories Bill”, Opinion and Analysis, Irish Times, March 22nd 2019.

“Economics versus Ethics: Ireland’s ‘Occupied Territories Bill’”, The First, (Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church, April 1st, 2019), available at: www.catholicethics.com.

“The Occupied Territories Bill: Superficial Gesture or Moment of Solidarity?”, The Furrow, vo.70, 4, April 2019, 195-200.

“Syria: The Danger of a Single Story”, Irish Times, December 27, 2016.

“Laudato Si: Reflections on the New Encycical”, Reality, Spetember 2015, 12-18.

“Justifying War?”, The Furrow, vol.65, no.10, October 2015.

“Capabilities and the Common Good”, Irish Theological Quarterly, vol.75 no.4 (2010), 388 – 406.

Catholic Teaching on HIV and Highly Vulnerable Groups, (Trocaire Briefing Paper, 2010).

“Sexuality and Justice”, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sexuality, (Dublin: APT Publication, 2010).

“Sexuality and the Good of Human Relationship”, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sexuality, (Dublin: APT Publication, 2010).

“Justifying War? The Relevance of the Just War Theory Today”, Intercom, (April, 2010), 14.

“The Future of Moral Theology in Ireland”, Doctrine and Life, vol.60 (April, 2010), 41-50

“What Next?”, Furrow, 60, (June 2009), 336-341.

“A Strange Sort of Freedom: Human Agency and HIV/AIDS”, in Moral Theology for the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Celebration of Kevin Kelly, Bernard Hoose, Julie Clague, Gerard Mannion (eds.), (London: Continuum: 2008).

“Moral Discourse in a Time of AIDS”, in Contemporary Irish Moral Discourse. (Essays in Honour of Patrick Hannon), Amelia Fleming (ed.), (Dublin: Columba Press, 2007).

“Women and HIV/AIDS”, Furrow, 57, (2006), 232-238.

“AIDS, Poverty and Injustice: Reflections on the AIDS Epidemic in the Developing World”, National University of Ireland Maynooth Postgraduate Research Record: Proceedings of the Colloquium 2003, 149-156.

“Glencree Centre for Reconciliation”, “Jehovah’s Witnesses”, “Tridentine Movement”, in Brian Lalor (General Editor), The Encyclopaedia of Ireland, (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2003).

"Builders of a New Social Bond": Fratelli tutti on Good Politics and the Challenge of Inequality”, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol.80, issue 4 (2021), 1173-1203.

“Thinking About Reproductive Justice in Contexts of Violence”, forthcoming in Reproductive Justice and the Common Good, Emily Reimer-Barry, Simiqui He (eds), (Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2024).

“Sexual Violence Against Women, Social Sin, and the Virtue of Resistance”, Studies, forthcoming Spring 2024.

“Sexual Violence Against Women, Social Sin, and the Virtue of Resistance”, (in Portuguese) Zacharias, Ronaldo (ed.), Sexualidade e Virtudes. Por uma ética da sexualidade à luz das virtudes, (Aparecida: Santuário, 2024).

“Homelessness: Theological Reflections”, Studies, Winter 2023, vol.112 (448), pp.439-451.

“Women, Justice, and Integral Ecology”, in Patrick Riordan SJ, Gavin Flood FBA (eds.), Connecting Ecologies: Integrating Responses to the Global Challenge, (London: Routledge, 2024).

“Confronting ‘Structures of Violence’: The Relationship Between Women’s Empowerment, Health, and Human Rights”, in Jennie Weiss Block, M. Therese Lysaught, Alexandre Martins (eds.), A Prophet to the Peoples: Paul Farmer’s Witness and Theological Ethics, (Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2023).

“The Storyteller and the Sceptic: Remembering Sinéad O’Connor”, Pastoral Review, vol.20 Issue 1 (2024), 53-57.

“Pope Francis and neoliberalism”, The Furrow, vol.75, no.1 (January 2024), 14-23.

“Pope Francis and the Migrant Crisis: Reflections on Hospitality, Vulnerability, and Accompaniment”, The Furrow, vol.74, no.11 (November 2023), 579-586.

“Violence Against Women and the Virtue of Resistance”, The Furrow, vol.74, no.1, (January 2023), 3-10.

“Receiving Amoris Laetitia: Learning and Listening as a Global Church”, The Furrow, vol.73, no.7/8 (July/August 2022), 387-94.

“Remembering Rightly”, The Furrow, vol.67, no.2 (February 2016), 73-79.

Laudato si’: An Irish Response, The Furrow, vol.69, 5, May 2018.

The Servant and the Ladder: Cooperation with Evil in the Twenty First Century, The Furrow, vol.68, 1, January 2017.

John F. Deane and James Harpur. Darkness Between Stars, (Belfast: The Irish Pages Press, 2022), 152pp, ISBN: 978-1-8382018-5-2 The Furrow, vol.74 no.11 (November 2023).

Anna Rowlands. Towards a Politics of Communion, Studies, 36 (2), 2023, 420-423.

Cornelius J. Casey, Fáinche Ryan (editors). The Church in Pluralist Society: Social and Political Roles, The Furrow, vol.73 no. 9, (September 2022).

Sean McDonagh. Robots, Ethics, and the Future of Jobs, The Furrow, vol.72, no.10, (October 2021).

Raphael Gallagher. Conscience: Writings from Moral Theology by St. Alphonsus, The Furrow, vol.71, no.12, (December 2020).

Kristin Heyer, Andrea Vicini SJ, James F. Keenan SJ eds. Building Bridges in Sarajevo: The Plenary Papers from CTEWC 2018, The Furrow, vol.71, no.3, (March 2020).

Eoin Murray, James Mehigan eds. Defending Hope: Dispatches From the Front Lines in Palestine and Israel, The Furrow, vol.70, no.1, (January 2019).

“Economics should not trump ethics over Occupied Territories Bill”, Opinion and Analysis, The Irish Times, March 22nd 2019.

“Syria: The Danger of a Single Story”, The Irish Times, December 27, 2016.

“Reflections on Fiducia Supplicans”, The Irish Times online, forthcoming January 2024.


Suzanne Mulligan is a graduate of the Pontifical University, Maynooth. She was a Lecturer in Moral Theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublin (2004-2011) before being appointed to the Faculty of Theology at Maynooth. She held the Finlay Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Theology at the Milltown Institute between 2006 and 2008. At Maynooth, she was Director of the Higher Diploma in Theological Studies from 2012 to 2019. She is currently coordinator of the Masters in Contemporary Ethics at the Pontifical University. Dr. Mulligan is a member of the Planning Committee (European representative) for Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. She is Editor of the Irish Theological Quarterly, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Moral Theology. She is also a member of the Association of Moral Theologians (Oxford). She was an invited guest lecturer on the Masters in Inter-religious Dialogue at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.

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