Loyola University Maryland

Catholic Studies Program


The mission of the Catholic Studies Program is to foster engagement with Roman Catholic intellectual life in all its depth and breadth – e.g., material and spiritual, personal and social, moral and artistic, religious and secular, philosophical and theological – throughout all parts of the Loyola community (students, faculty, staff, and administrators).

CSP programs include:

  • The Catholic Studies Minor 
  • Lectures and Panel Discussions 
  • Film Series 
  • Cultural Immersion Programs 
  • Family Masses and Dinners 

Catholic Studies is seeking a new Director to be appointed by the Dean of the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences to succeed interim Director Jim Buckley.  The revised Catholic Studies Mission Statement and Governance Statements (including the Director’s job description) have recently been approved by the Catholic Studies faculty and the Dean of the Arts and Sciences.  The Director will carry out the Mission and Governance Statements, including ongoing work on the Catholic Studies’ several programs.  Compensation will consist in a course release or $2500 stipend.  The search committee will consist of Sue Abromaitis, Gerard Athaide, and Jim Buckley.  Interested faculty should submit a resume and brief statement of vision for Catholic Studies to Jim Buckley (jbuckley@loyola.edu) by January 20.  The Dean’s appointment will be announced shortly thereafter, hopefully by the end of February.