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Our Mission
The Mission of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies is to advance knowledge, understanding and appreciation of American Catholicism in its diverse historical, intellectual, cultural and practical expressions. By fostering ecumenical, interreligious and interdisciplinary engagement with the broad spectrum of Catholic thought and practice, and informed analysis of issues pertinent to contemporary church and society, the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies promotes Fordham University’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and facilitates conversation within the academy and the Church and with the broader religious community and the general public.

Our Goals
Animated by the conviction that the study of Catholicism provides a powerful lens through which to view human experience and, in particular, the American past and present, Curran Center programming promotes the understanding of Catholic thought and practice, facilitates exploration of Catholicism’s diverse manifestations in American contexts, and creates opportunities for informed and compassionate engagement with religious and social issues of our time.

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