The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice), is currently managed and edited by the University of Notre Dame and digitally hosted by Loyola Marymount University. We are 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
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco

Current Issue: Volume 26, Issue 1 (2023)


On behalf of the members of the Editorial Board, I am pleased to introduce Issue 26.1 of the Journal of Catholic Education. This issue includes five feature articles, one Education in Practice contribution, and one book review. We hope this research on the forefront of Catholic Education inspires scholars and practitioners alike to submit to our future issues – Monica Kowalski. Disclaimer: The featured article by Monica Kowalski et al. was peer reviewed and accepted under prior editorship. There was no conflict of interest in the publishing of this article.



Exclusionary Discipline in Early Childhood
Courtney O'Grady and Michaelene M. Ostrosky


Measuring Students’ Sense of School Catholic Identity
Monica J. Kowalski, Julie W. Dallavis, Stephen M. Ponisciak, and Gina Svarovsky

Education in Practice Article


The Beam in Our Own Eyes: Antiracism and YA Literature Through a Catholic Lens
Katie Sutton, Abigail D. Grafmeyer, and Dan Reynolds

Book Review