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Catholic Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Catholic Studies offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary exploration of the depth and breadth of the Catholic tradition. This study of Catholicism contributes to an informed understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Church and its unique contribution, past and present, to the human enterprise. The Department houses the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, an internationally renowned research institute focused on Catholicism around the world—especially in the so-called “global south.”

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Students Studying


Learn about the department news, faculty publications, and other projects in the works such as conferences and talks. 

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Catholic Learning Community

Catholic Living Learning Community

First-year experience built upon the pillars of community, faith, learning, and friendship in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

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20th Anniversary

DePaul community celebrates 20th anniversary with DePaul's President Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., and LAS Dean Guillermo Vàsquez de Velasco.

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