The Institutes housed in the School of Theology and Religious Studies exist to bridge the exacting research carried on by Catholic University scholars – faculty and graduate researchers alike – and the needs of communities, both local and international.  In their ongoing work, the Institutes partner with and welcome both public conversation and community cooperation.  

  • Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity

    The Institute for Eastern Christian Studies coordinate and sponsors rigorous scholarly inquiry into the distinct histories, languages, and cultures (including religious cultures) of the Christian communities originating in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

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  • Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue

    Welcome to the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue

    Following the lead of the bishops of the Second Vatican Council in their declaration Nostra Aetate fifty years ago, our institute wants to engage in study and enhancement of dialogue with people of other religions.

    On this website you will find some of the current and past events. You will also find some useful links and sources. Hopefully we can show you how dialogue is part of the mission of the Church and of this University.

    Pim Valkenberg


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  • Center for Carmelite Studies

    The Center for Carmelite Studies promotes academic studies and research related to the rich Carmelite tradition, as well as pastoral application of the results, through courses, programs, lectures, workshops, and publications, as well as supervision and scholarship support for doctoral projects on Carmelite topics.

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  • The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Excellence in Preaching Initiative

    The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Excellence in Preaching Initiative helps priests, deacons, seminarians, and laity enhance your effectiveness in preaching and proclamation, so you can better engage parishioners and feed their spiritual hunger and capacity to experience and share Christ’s love in their daily lives.

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