Griffith, Daniel

Father Daniel Griffith

Executive Fellow, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions

Father Griffith
(651) 962-4802

MSL 400
1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
M.A., Theology, University of St. Thomas
M. Div., University of St. Thomas
B.A., University of St. Thomas

Father Daniel Griffith was raised in Northeastern Wisconsin, the youngest of nine children. He has happily resided in the Twin Cities for the past 25 years. Fr. Griffith was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2002 and has served four parishes since his ordination. In December 2011, Fr. Griffith was appointed to the faculty of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Here, he currently serves as executive fellow of the Holloran Center for Ethics in the Professions and also serves as fellow and chaplain of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy. Fr. Griffith has taught as an adjunct professor at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and in the Catholic Studies Masters of Arts program on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. In July 2012, Fr. Griffith was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis where he currently serves in conjunction with his appointment to St. Thomas.

During his priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, Fr. Griffith has served as a member of the College of Consultors, as a member of the Presbyteral Council, as chaplain to the Men’s Apostolate of the Archdiocese, and most recently as Archdiocesan Delegate for Safe Environment. During his work as a lawyer, Fr. Griffith has represented clients pro bono in the areas of criminal law and immigration law and has taught a number of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. Fr. Griffith’s scholarly interests lie in the intersection of Catholic social thought and law and Christian ethics and law. At UST School of Law, Fr. Griffith has taught the following courses: Catholic Thought, Law and Policy; Law and Theology; Justice; and Law and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Fr. Griffith currently serves as chaplain and board member of the Lawyer’s Guild of St. Thomas More.

Courses Taught

Number Title Credits
794 Topics 0
798 Topics 0
950 Supervised Resrch & Writing .5

Area of Academic Expertise:

Catholic Social Thought and Law