RENEWAL THROUGH COLLABORATION

The Catholic Project seeks to renew and build up the Church through robust and faithful collaboration between the clergy and the laity.


RENEWAL THROUGH COLLABORATION

The Catholic Project seeks to renew and build up the Church through robust and faithful collaboration between the clergy and the laity.

Why The Catholic University of America?

The Catholic University of America holds a unique place in the American Catholic landscape. It is the official university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Priests and bishops from around the world have studied at Catholic University since its founding in 1887. Catholic University is also home to a combination of faculties found nowhere else in the country, including: The School of Canon Law, the National Catholic School of social Service, the School of Theological and Religious Studies, the Busch School of Business, and the Columbus School of Law.

So, when the current wave of the abuse crisis broke in the summer of 2018—with its epicenter in Washington, D.C.—President John Garvey decided it was fitting that The Catholic University of America should marshal its distinctive resources in a concerted response, for the good of the whole Church.

Our Guiding Principles

Remediation

Address the needs of the victims/survivors; never forget the tragedy of abuse.

Prevention

Work toward the elimination of sexual abuse from the Church, the nation, and the world.

Understanding

Promote a better understanding of the crisis, and Catholic theology.

Collaboration

The ongoing, meaningful, and substantive contribution of the lay faithful aids the bishops in their ability to teach, sanctify, and govern the Church.

Renewal

The challenges facing the Church today require all members to come together. The renewal and building up of the Church requires the participation of all its members.

Trust

The contribution of the lay faithful in the renewal and rebuilding of the Church is key to restoring trust in Church leadership.

Esteem

Genuine collaboration means taking seriously all contributions that help build up and renew the Church.

Catechesis

If we want to achieve real results—not simply make some noise—we need to ensure that all members understand the theology that makes our Church Catholic.

Holiness

Renewal in the Church requires personal renewal through those works and acts that the Church has always proposed as means to holiness.

Our Objectives

Prevention

Work toward the elimination of sexual abuse from the Church, the nation, and the world.

Remediation

Address the needs of the victims/survivors; never forget the tragedy of abuse..

Understanding

Promote a better understanding of the crisis, and Catholic theology.

Meet The Team

Experts and professionals from across the University are collaborating on The Catholic Project.

John Garvey

President of The Catholic University of America

Stephen P. White

Executive Director, The Catholic Project

Karna Lozoya

Executive Director, University Communications

Sara Finnegan

Administrative Assistant

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