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.

Email Angelica Tom at events@cicdc.org.

Tickets usually go on sale the first week of September.

Sponsorship levels will be listed in the current year’s gala page (www.cicdc.org/jp2award) once the save the date has been announced.

Yes, email Angelica Tom at angelica.tom@cicdc.org to be put on a waitlist if and when tickets or tables sell out.

Yes, registration is required for all CIC events.


Please contact Angelica Tom at development@cicdc.org to update your information.

Please contact Angelica Tom at contact@cicdc.org.

Please contact our Development department at development@cicdc.org to update your information.

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.



The Catholic Information Center is a corporation of the Archdiocese of Washington, subject to all the Archdiocesan policies for these corporations. As per an agreement between the Archdiocese and the Prelature of Opus Dei, the Director of the CIC is a priest of Opus Dei nominated by the Prelature and appointed by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Mr. Brian Svoboda, Chairman

Ms. Montse Alvarado

Mr. Chris Anzidei

Mrs. Alexandra Clement

Mr. Edward Grubb

Mr. Leonard Leo

Mr. Gerard Mitchell

Mr. Gregory Mueller

Mrs. Kate Todd

Mr. Thomas White

Fr. Charles Trullols, Ex officio

Volunteering at the CIC

Email Angelica Tom at events@cicdc.org.

Email Angelica Tom at contact@cicdc.org.


Yes, please call at 202-783-2062 to inquire about setting up an appointment for Confession.

We keep very low-gluten hosts on site, but please notify us prior to Mass if you need one. To request one and if you have time before arriving, email us at contact@cicdc.org or call 202-783-2062. If you arrive before Mass, please approach our bookstore associate with your request.

No, the CIC does not offer RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), which is now called OCIA, the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults.

Please check with your local Catholic parish about their OCIA program, Mass schedule, and becoming part of a parish community. A list of local parishes close to where you live can be found at masstimes.org.


Yes, we have sold books at K-8 institutions in the past. However, our bookstore selection as of 2022—post our renovation—is far smaller that our previous store. 

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 books through us that we may not have on hand. However, Amazon carries most books and would be a more reasonable pricing option for you as most publishers will not sell one copy of a book.

Should we assist you, please note that the content of the book must not be in opposition to the Magisterium and readily available through our distribution channels to secure though.

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