Catholic Studies

Welcome to Catholic Studies

Study the global Catholic community

With a Catholic Studies minor, students learn about the New Testament writings, the catacombs, monks, medieval cathedrals and universities, the Crusaders, the lives of the saints, Catholic devotions, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Jesuit spirituality; the theological writings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Julian of Norwich; Gregorian Chant, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes; the Inquisition, the counter-Reformation, the institution of the papacy, and the Second Vatican Council; Dante's Divine Comedy, the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, the dancing Church in Africa; and much more.

The Catholic Studies Program offers students a coherent and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the global Catholic community and its living tradition. Indeed, this tradition is the basic inspiration for Loyola University New Orleans.