Students and Program Director Tony Alonso talk with a priest.

Catholic Studies

Candler’s Catholic Studies program prepares leaders and scholars for ministry in the Catholic Church and research in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Set to launch in the fall of 2018, the Catholic Studies program demonstrates Candler’s commitment to the rich diversity of the Christian tradition and its acknowledgment of the rapid the growth of the Catholic Church in the Southeast. Candler has also entered into an affiliate agreement with the Aquinas Center of Theology that will mutually strengthen programming and academic offerings, introducing new opportunities to engage the Catholic community in the Atlanta area and beyond. And in the coming years, we will welcome some of the finest Catholic scholars and practitioners in the world as guest lecturers, presenters, and professors.

For more information on the program, email Tony Alonso, Director of Catholic Studies, at