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 23, Issue 2 (2020)
Special Issue: Inclusion in Catholic Schools



Inclusion in Catholic Schools: An Introduction to the Special Issue
Christie Bonfiglio, Michael J. Boyle, Michael Faggella-Luby, and Sean Smith


Defining Inclusionary Practices in Catholic Schools
Sean J. Smith, G Cheatham, and Jennifer M. Amilivia