Richard teaches in the areas of liturgical and sacramental theology, ritual studies, liturgical history of the east and west, liturgy and culture, and catechesis. His research areas are liturgy and sacrament in the context of postmodernities; hermeneutics and liturgy; and liturgical inculturation and postcolonial studies. His current research project focuses on an engagement of liturgy and theologies of sacrament with food studies.

Richard E. McCarron, PhD


  • “Worshiping in a Religiously Pluralistic Age—Catholic and Jewish Reflections.” With Eileen Crowley and John Pawlikowski. Worship 89, no. 5 (September 2015): 386–393.
  • “Kingdom Play? Striving against Racisms through Worship in a Postcolonial Mode.” Liturgy 29, no. 3 (2014): 47B54.
  • “An Overview of Varietates Legitimae.” In The Liturgy Documents, volume 3: Foundational Documents on the Origins and Implementation of “Sacrosanctum Concilium.” 488B494. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013.
  • “The Revised Translation of the Roman Missal and Liturgia Hispana: From Textual Orthodoxy to Liturgical Polydoxy.” Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (May 2012).