The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice), currently hosted by Loyola Marymount University, 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
  • 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 22, Issue 3 (2019)
Special Issue: The Challenges and Opportunities of Including the LGBTQ Community in Catholic Education


In this Special Issue, authors focus on the important topic of the challenges and opportunities of including the LGBTQ community. This Special Issue received permission from the Governing Board given the lack of research on the topic. Submitted manuscripts went through blind peer-review and editorial board review. In addition to the peer-reviewed manuscripts in this Special Issue, readers will also enjoy book reviews and a commentary. Taken together, this Special Issue focuses on the need for dialogue about this important topic.


Book Reviews



Martin Connell S.J.