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Journal of Catholic Higher Education Recognizes SHU's Center for Catholic Studies
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Journal of Catholic Higher EducationThe Journal of Catholic Higher Education singled out Seton Hall University and its Center for Catholic Studies as an example of a university with an active program pursuing Catholic identity.

Edward J. Miller wrote in his article "Revisiting Campuses with Newman," an article in Winter 2012's Volume 31 of the Journal of Catholic Higher Education;

"The 'hunt for Catholic identity' has been a nice way to phrase what has been happening during these past twenty years. Catholic identity is not being invented do novo, nor is it being dusted off, as if we had the answer all along but it had been tucked away. It is also not proprietary, as if some of the people in the university (e.g., the religious studies department or the few remaining religious of the sponsoring community) have known our Catholic identity all along and can be counted, they themselves along, to "do it," whatever that means. The hunt for Catholic identity has been going forward on a broad scale, both on our campuses – e.g. Msgr. Dick Liddy’s Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University – and off our campuses – e.g. Fr. Jim Heft’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies in Los Angeles.”

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About the Center for Catholic Studies

Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review, and Arcadia, a student journal.

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