Sr. Mary Joanna Ruhland, R.S.M., S.T.L.

Instructor of Moral Theology
(610) 785-6546
S.T.D. Candidate Dominican House of Studies (2020- )

S.T.L. (Moral Theology)        

Academia Alfonsiana, Rome, Italy (2009)

M.A. (Theology and Christian Ministry)       

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (1995)

B.A. (Theology)         

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota (1991)


Professional Experience

Faculty – Moral Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2016- )

Adjunct Faculty – Moral Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (2015-2016)

Apostolic Nunciature, Washington, DC (2012-2015)

Associate Director, Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC (2010-2012)

Administrator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious House of Studies, Rome, Italy (2005-2007)

Professional Memberships

National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, PA (2016-2017)

Professional Publications

“For your vocation,” OYE! Vocation magazine (2012 Issue), 80-81.

“Celebrating the Saints,” Catechist, Vol. 45, No. 2 (October 2011), 15.

“Innerview,” Religious Life (September/October 2011), 20.

“For your vocation,” Catechist (February/March 2011)


National Catholic Certification in Health Care Ethics with distinction, National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia (2017)

Safe Environment Training, Protecting God’s Children, USCCB (2010)