CWCIT was founded at DePaul University in 2008 to produce research that
will serve the Church and the academy. To fulfill this mission, we have
paid special attention to the
World Church that has emerged since the Second Vatican Council and its growth in Africa, Asia, and Latin
While our focus has been on the present global communion of
faith, we also attend to historical, theological, and cultural
questions that will contribute to a fuller understanding of Catholicism
and the dialogue of cultures today.