The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice) is an open access journal representing Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging best practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research.


The Journal of Catholic Education is a refereed, open access, online journal that promotes and disseminates scholarship about the purposes, practices, and issues in Catholic education at all levels.

Governing Board

  • Boston College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Marywood University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of San Francisco
  • Villanova University

Current Issue: Volume 20, Issue 2 (2017)



Latino Parents of English Learners in Catholic Schools: Home vs. School Based Educational Involvement
Elizabeth M. Vera, Amy Heineke, Andrea L. Carr, Daniel Camacho, Marla Susman Israel, Nancy Goldberger, Angela Clawson, and Martin Hill


Seminarian Perspectives on Catholic Schools and the New Evangelization
Thomas A. Simonds S.J., Barbara L. Brock, Timothy Jay Cook, and Max Engel


Served Through Service: Undergraduate Students’ Experiences in Community Engaged Learning at a Catholic and Marianist University
Elizabeth M. Fogle; Savio D. Franco, Ph.D.; Edel M. Jesse; Brent Kondritz; Lindsay Maxam; Heidi Much-McGrew; Cody McMillen; Carolyn S. Ridenour, Ph.D.; and Daniel J. Trunk

Education in Practice Articles

Book Reviews

Supplementary Resources


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