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Living, Sharing and Deepening Catholic Identity at Seton Hall

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The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering an ongoing dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture. In the spirit of the Catholic Church's legacy of bringing forth things "new and old," the Center's three Institutes, scholarly research, publications, and programming serve to generate new initiatives and facilitate conversation and collaboration among faculty, administrators, students, and the general public.

The primary function of the Center is to support the Catholic mission of Seton Hall in creative ways, endeavoring to be an incubator for innovative initiatives in promoting Catholic identity across the university. It fulfills this role for diverse demographics within the university in five principal areas: Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Intellectual Life, Student Engagement, and Ongoing Innovation.

Our Institutes  

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute, the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the Micah Institute for Business and Economics. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. The Center publishes two peer-reviewed journals, The Chesterton Review and The Lonergan Review, as well as the student journal Arcadia. Read more about our Institutes »

Toth-Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Toth-Lonergan Chair was founded and endowed in honor of Seton Hall Professor Deacon Bill Toth and the great Catholic philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan, SJ. The Chair represents a sustained commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue between Seton Hall’s Catholic identity and all the disciplines and professions in the university.  The holder of the Toth-Lonergan Chair works with students and faculty in various schools and departments to foster and deepen conversation on the relationship with the Catholic mission. Learn more about current and previous Toth/Lonergan Visiting Professors »

Integrating Catholic Mission  

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the primary 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. Read more about Faculty Development »

Center Sponsored Scholarships

Several academic scholarships are available for students whose major or minor is in Catholic Studies. Find out more information about the criteria and how to apply »