Catholic Studies

Dr. Patrick L. Bourgeois, Director Department of Philosophy, (504) 865-3054


The Catholic Studies minor allows students to explore the many rich and varied aspects of Catholic history and faith, including: the New Testament, the catacombs, monks, medieval cathedrals and universities, the Crusaders, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Jesuit spirituality, Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, Gregorian chant, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Inquisition, the papacy, Dante’s Divine Comedy, the fiction of Flannery O’Connor, the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, the dancing Church in Africa, and much more. The program offers students a coherent and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the global Catholic community and its living tradition, which is the basic inspiration for Loyola University New Orleans.

Selected Courses:
Religious Studies: Catholicism
History: Catholics: Their History
English: Contemporary Catholic Writers

Minor Requirements

The Catholic Studies minor includes the following 21 hours:
RELS V252 3
RELS U247 3
Must include at least one additional Catholic Studies course in the Department of Religious Studies and at least two courses in departments other than religious studies 15

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