Connect with others who have chosen the path of service to the Church
Select from conference tracks and retreats that inspire faithful service to the Church. The Church Life Summer Institute offers continuing education and formation for leaders at all levels of Church life. Special academic and pastoral conferences are also held during the academic year.
Academic & Pastoral
Weekly series of digital seminars aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church
Exploring co-responsibility for the mission the Church
Collaborate with teachers and administrators in your diocese, school or area to create curricula
From a Catholic perspective, human sexuality is understood as being more than biology and reproduction. When considered in its fullness, human sexuality communicates both God’s love and plan for the human person.
The study of moral choice, character, and identity in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” was unprecedented in TV drama. Many experienced the two TV series as a journey through Dante's underworld, and even through his Purgatorio. This conference discusses the moral and spiritual imagination of the shows' creator and head writer George Vincent Gilligan, Jr.
Join the McGrath Institute for important conversations about the Church's response to today's mental health crisis.
In keeping with teaching that “the Eucharist commits us to the poor," these lectures show that the pursuit of justice is the fruit of Eucharistic action in overcoming indifference to and alleviating the suffering of the poor and marginalized.
Our speakers will explore this intrinsic connection between the Eucharist and Catholic Social Teaching, especially as it concerns the poor.
How might interdisciplinary dialogue between biology, engineering, philosophy and theology frame and strengthen the latest insights into the nature of life?
Sharpen your spiritual vision for recognizing God’s grace at work in your life
Deepen your calling with the help of experts in theology, ministry, and spirituality
Develop teaching methods that challenge the notion that science and religion are in conflict
Discover how to integrate life and human dignity issues in the classroom
Move the Church and academy to more thoughtful use of media
Empowers Church leaders to respond creatively to the gifts and challenges of the digital media environment