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 21, Issue 1 (2017)



Welcoming the Stranger
Antonio Spadaro SJ



A Content Analysis of Catholic School Written Discipline Policies
Daniel L. Philippe, Claudia M. Hernandez-Melis, Pamela Fenning, Katie N. B. Sears, Emily M. McDonough, Elizabeth Lawrence, and Michael Boyle


Who Do you Say You Are: Relationships and Faith in Catholic Schools
Jennifer S. Maney, Carrie King, and Thomas J. Kiely


Communities of Practice: A Consortium of Catholic Elementary Schools’ Collaborative Journey
Karen K. Huchting, Matthew P. Cunningham, Ursula S. Aldana, and Delmy Ruiz


De Marillac Academy: Perseverance, Purpose, and Promise
Rebecca A. Proehl PhD, Lisa Ayon, Desiree Braganza, and Gloria Aquino Sosa

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