Catholica Trips

Catholica is the Catholic Studies Learning Community.

Students in the College of Liberal Arts join a Learning Community for their freshman year at Duquesne. Students in the Learning Community take two courses together in their Fall semester and live on the same floor in residence halls.

In Catholica, we also organize events such as a lunch in September and site visits to places like the St. Paul Cathedral, the Heinz Chapel, or St. Anthony Chapel (unique to Pittsburgh, it is "home to the largest collection of Christian relics in the world outside of the Vatican").

Fall 2021

The photos below are from our Fall 2021 visit to St. Paul Cathedral and the National Institute for Newman Studies, the library and research institution dedicated to Saint John Henry Newman, located in Oakland.

Two students look at the St. Paul Cathedral from the base of the steps to the entrance.

Professor Fr. Drew Morgan offers a tour of the Cathedral.

Three students walk tour the cathedral, walking by an ornate side altar and crucifix.

The words of Newman's famous hymn, "Lead Kindly Light", appear in gold lettering at the National Institute for Newman Studies.

Students in the Catholica Learning Community are seated at a long table for a meal.