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Catholic Learning Community


The Catholic Learning Community (CLC) is a collaboration between DePaul University and the Archdiocese of Chicago, which aims to form students for leadership positions in their parishes during and after their time at DePaul.

The CLC is currently led by Amanda Thompson, the director of Catholic Campus Ministry, Emanuele Colombo, chair of the Department of Catholic Studies, and Scott Moringiello, professor of Catholic Studies.

Each year 10-15 students are members of the CLC. Applications occur in the Autumn quarter. Students meet weekly for dinner in the Winter and Spring quarters to discuss issues in the Church and visit different ministries in the Archdiocese. In the Spring quarter, the students take a class in the Department of Catholic Studies together.

Through the CLC, students have the opportunity to join their spiritual and academic pursuits, serve the community around them. and grow in friendship.

For more information, please contact Amanda Thompson ( or Scott Moringiello (