The Center for Catholic Studies

Our Mission

The Center for Catholic Studies is an academic community within the University of Saint Thomas dedicated to the ongoing renewal of Catholic higher education. Shaped by the Catholic principles of the unity of knowledge and the complementarity of faith and reason, the Center pursues its mission through interdisciplinary teaching and research, service to the community, and cultivation of spiritual life.

 

The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

 

The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought explores the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice by fostering a deeper integration of faith and work. Drawing upon the resources of the university, the Ryan Institute promotes this integration by sponsoring seminars, conferences and publications

 

The Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership

The Joseph and Edith Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership answers Pope Francis’ call to “go forth (avanti) into the world”. The institute provides a unique context for leadership formation which goes beyond the development of skills, to a more organic and collaborative model of Catholic leadership in the academy, in the Church, and in civil and professional life. The Habiger Institute organizes an innovative set of programs, including the Leadership Intern Program, Catholic Studies community living (Men’s and Women’s households), Latino Leadership program, and mentoring opportunities

 

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

 

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is a collaboration between the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law at the University of St. Thomas. The Murphy Institute explores the various interactions between law and Catholic thought on topics ranging from workers' rights to criminal law to marriage and family.

 

Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture

 

Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture is an interdisciplinary quarterly committed to exploring the beauty, truth, and vitality of Christianity, particularly as it is rooted in and shaped by Catholicism.  We seek a readership that extends beyond the academy, and welcome submissions in literature, philosophy, theology, history, the natural and social sciences, art, music, public policy, and the professions.

 

Contact

Phone: 1-651-962-5700

Email: ctrcathstudies@stthomas.edu