What We Believe
Roman Catholicism is a religious tradition that has had a major impact on the world through its history, theology, artistic culture, philosophy, and institutions. The Catholic Church, both as a formalized institution and as a historical body of believers, has developed various approaches to understanding God, the experience of faith, the tangible world, and the nature and meaning of human existence.
Loyola University Chicago’s Catholic Studies Minor, created in 2009, allows students to explore the religious tradition that serves as Loyola’s foundation. True to its Jesuit background, Loyola is a home for all faiths, and students from all cultural and religious backgrounds are welcome to study Catholicism’s rich intellectual and artistic heritage.