All event attendees have to register. This can be done in advance on our website or on-site before the event.
Most events are open to the public. The easiest way to determine this is whether a “RSVP for the event” button is present.
The Leonine Forum was co-founded by Fr. Arne Panula and Mitch Boersma in 2013 as a program of the Catholic Information Center. The program goal was to educate men and women early in their careers in the core tenets of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. In 2017 the Leonine Forum became its own 501(c)3 in order to expand to cities across the country. The Leonine Forum and the CIC still have a close relationship and the Washington, DC course is hosted at the CIC.
Most events are hosted at the CIC. If an event is hosted off-site, the location will be listed underneath the date and time of the event.
Tickets usually go on sale the first week of September.
Yes. You can email Angelica Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waitlist when tickets or tables sell out.
Yes. Registration is required for all CIC events.
Yes, the Catholic Information Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and charitable contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. Our federal employee identification number is 52-1790727.
Volunteering at the CIC
Yes, please call at 202.783.2062 to inquire about setting up an appointment for Confession.
We usually have gluten free hosts on site, but we must be notified prior to Mass if someone requires it.
Yes, We have sold our books at St. Jerome Academy’s book fair for 2 years, and have that operation streamlined to carry over easily toward any other K-8 institution.
Regarding how an author might submit their work for our consideration to carry, process entails a submission copy to be reviewed within 2 weeks by our internal review committee, to ensure material is aligned with the Magisterium. Should it seem acceptable and desirable for us to carry, we then reach out to author or publisher to secure initial copies.
Yes, we gladly are of service to customers who wish to order through us books we may not have on hand, should the content of the book be of its nature not in opposition to the Magisterium, and really available through our distribution channels to secure.
Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture
Yes. This course costs $400 dollars.
$150 Licensing Fee to University of Dallas
$250 for CIC host materials, supplies, and dinner
Missing up to three sessions is permissible, and individual circumstances may make this necessary. Missed sessions can be made up at the CIC during regular business hours but this must be coordinated with the admin facilitor. One of the primary goals of the program is to foster community. Just as students at the University of Dallas study the same core curriculum and have discussions on history, theology, or literature outside the classroom–while walking across campus, over lunch in the cafeteria, and over a beer on Friday night–we hope the participants in this program will have similar experiences of the power of ideas and dialogue to create bonds of communion and friendship.
While college credit is not granted for each course, the CIC can–based on attendance–grant to participants a Certificate of Completion for each course as well as a Certification in Catholic Faith & Culture upon the completion of all four program courses.
General registration will open soon. Participants can register for the course by clicking the “Registration” button that will be posted on this page.
Applicants must be 21 or older.
Space is limited, so please register ASAP. Registration is first come first served.
The Person: Tradition and History may be offered again this Spring.
Each session will run from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
There is no required homework. We encourage participants to enter into discussions both within and beyond the session meetings. We also encourage them to take up the recommended readings.
Applicants must be 21 or older to participate in this program.
Margaret Killackey teaches 3rd and 7th grade at Brookewood School in Kensington, MD, and recently began pursuing her Liberal Arts Education Certificate at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. She graduated summa cum laude from Christendom College with her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. Her senior thesis focused on wonder, as the Aristotelian beginning of philosophy, and this topic has helped shape her interest in the philosophy of education. Margaret is also an alumna of the John Jay Fellowship (Fall 2015) and the Leonine Forum (2017-18). She is delighted to bring together her love of the rich heritage of the Catholic Church, DC, education, and philosophy in her role as facilitator for the Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture.
6:45pm-Dinner and small group discussion
8:00pm-Large group discussion led by the facilitator
*This schedule is subject to change
All course content is handled directly by the Content Facilitator. Since meeting and discussing as a community is central to the program, only the Facilitator has access to the course videos in order to show them to the group. The Facilitator is also responsible for distributing the discussion questions, text excerpts, and recommended reading lists. All participants will receive a booklet containing session handouts.
University professors are the presenters in this program; thus, the content is geared toward college-level participants. However, as the professors prepared and as each session was compiled, we kept in mind that our audience would not necessarily have a college background. Through this program we are striving to make Catholic higher-education accessible. Participants are invited to engage with the material at the level of their choosing. Some are simply seeking an exposure to new ideas in the Catholic tradition, while others would like a deeper formation and so will read the recommended readings and perhaps even take notes and write extensive reflections on the material.
No. The content is geared toward college level participants and is large in scope.