At the conclusion of the 1980 Synod of Bishops devoted to the family, the Synod Fathers called for the creation of theological centers devoted to the study of the Church's teaching on marriage and the family. The Institute's establishment was to be announced at the Holy Father's Wednesday audience on May 13, 1981.
Recent Faculty Publications
Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture, and Science
Communio: International Catholic Review
Institute graduates enter a variety of careers involving education and the pastoral care of families. Some graduates begin careers in theological education, research, and publication in positions at seminaries, colleges, and secondary schools. Others assume leadership positions in parishes and dioceses, as directors of religious education, family life offices, and pro-life offices. Institute graduates have also taken positions in health care, public interest and affairs organizations, and government.
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The following residences may have rooms available for the students of the Institute. Arrangements should be made directly with each facility. Costs and fees are subject to change and inquiries should be made directly to the appropriate institution.
Centro Maria Residence
Casa Sacri Cuori
Holy Redeemer College
The university library system contains more than 1,300,000 journals, books, dissertations, and other research materials. The Theology/Philosophy/Canon Law Library located on the third floor of Mullen Library houses specialized reference materials in the areas of religious studies and philosophy.
The Catholic University of America provides a comprehensive fire safety program for the protection of the campus community, coordinating personnel, and electronic and mechanical systems.
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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