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 25, Issue 2 (2022) Hispanic Teachers and Leaders in Catholic Schools


In this Special Issue, authors focus on recruiting, supporting, and retaining Hispanic educators in Catholic schools. A set of manuscripts was initially proposed by the guest editors and an open call for additional manuscripts was distributed and posted online. Submitted manuscripts (research articles and Education-in-Practice contributions) went through blind peer-review, and book reviews were subjected to editorial board review. We continue to welcome additional research focused on the topic of Hispanic educators for future regular issues of the Journal of Catholic Education.



Critical Transformation: A Conceptual Framework for Examining the Impact of UCCE Programs on Latinx Catholic School Teachers
Antonio Felix, John Beltramo, Lisa Archuleta, Marie Rodrigues, Mariajose Gomez, and Angel Yanes


Strengthening and Sustaining Dual Language Education in Catholic Schools
Laura Hamman-Ortiz, Katy Lichon, Clare Roach, and Patricia Salazar Harty

Education in Practice Articles

Book Reviews