CWCIT was founded at DePaul University in 2008 to produce research that
will serve the Church and the academy. To fulfill this mission, it has
paid special attention to the World Church that has emerged since the
Second Vatican Council and its growth in Africa, Asia, and Latin
America. While its focus has been on the present global communion of
faith, it also attends to historical, theological, and cultural
questions that will contribute to a fuller understanding of Catholicism
and the dialogue of cultures today.
Read the 2009 DePaul Distinctions article about the Center's inaugural year.