Global Catholicism at the McFarland Center

Through open-access resources like the Catholics & Cultures website and the Journal of Global Catholicism, international conferences, and a growing range of initiatives, the McFarland Center is a worldwide leader in helping scholars, students, and the broader public understand the diversity and context-specificity of Catholic practice today, in a Church whose greatest vitality is increasingly found in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Catholics and Cultures

Catholics & CulturesCatholics and Cultures is a website that gives students, teachers, and members of the public across the world access to scholarship, data, videos, and images depicting contemporary forms of lived Catholicism around the world. This dynamic resource currently features content from more than 40 countries and regions, from Argentina to Ukraine. Explore by country or theme

Journal of Global Catholicism

Cover of the Winter 2022 issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism

The Journal of Global Catholicism is an open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal founded by Editor-in-Chief Mathew N. Schmalz, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross. It is dedicated to fostering the understanding of diverse forms of lived Catholicism with attention to their significance for theoretical approaches within and across multiple academic disciplines. The Journal invites submissions. Read the latest issue»

Lectures and Conferences

The McFarland Center hosts lectures and conferences both online and on-campus related to the study of Catholicism across the world.