Catholics and Cultures

Catholics and Cultures is an ambitious scholarly initiative operated under the auspices of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture as a way to build greater understanding of the religious lives and practices of Catholics worldwide.


Catholics and Cultures draws scholars from around the world to explore how Catholic practices, beliefs, trends, and ethical concerns are manifest in very different cultural settings. As part of its program offerings, the initiative offers web-based resources, scholarly conversations, international conferences, and publications, including a scholarly e-journal. It will also sponsor postgraduate or visiting fellows who will develop their scholarship at Holy Cross, offer a wide array of new courses to students, and create summer immersion and research opportunities for students in church settings worldwide.

As no other program with this scope currently exists, Holy Cross is a leader in the scholarly study of Catholic life and practice around the world. More info.