Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies advances knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American Catholicism within the academy and the church, and with the broader religious community and general public.

Our threefold mission is to: 

  • Educate rising generations of religiously-informed citizens
  • Foster ecumenical, inter-religious, and interdisciplinary engagement with Catholic thought and practice
  • Promote informed and compassionate analysis of the critical religious and social issues of our time.
Duane library

The Curran Center is located on the 2nd floor of Duane Library.


CST @ 125 Logo

In April 2016, The Curran Center Sponsored "Building Good Economies,"
a three-day interdisciplinary conference celebrating
the 125th anniversary of Catholic Social Teaching.

Click the link below to view the

Opening Plenary Address and Public Forum

Prof. Hernando de Soto, Director
Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru

Click here for Conference Video Directory


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