The mission of the Institute of Catholic Studies is to provide students, faculty, staff, and the larger community with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of how Catholicism and Catholics have interacted with the world, both shaping and being shaped by culture and society in the past and in the present. As Catholic and Jesuit, John Carroll University is an ideal home for such an undertaking.
Through an interdisciplinary Catholic Studies Program, the Institute provides opportunities for encounter with and formation in the Catholic intellectual tradition as expressed in many scholarly disciplines from philosophy to science. It offers courses and public events that highlight the contributions of Catholic intellectuals and scholars and that explore the current conditions in which Catholics find themselves at the dawn of the 21st century.
By these undertakings the Institute will offer students a solid interdisciplinary foundation for understanding the interaction of faith and culture in the past as well as for navigating their way in the future.