CatholicTech is a pivotal initiative that propels the Catholic Church into the modern era by establishing a world-class university and research institution. This endeavor is paramount for the Church's academic and spiritual growth, promising a future where faith and science seamlessly coexist to inspire generations to come.Jeff Kleck, Ph.D.Chairman - Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization
The Catholic Institute of Technology serves an essential and universal mission: the restoration of world class engineering and science education through the lens of a faithfully Catholic worldview. The rigor of an American accredited curriculum unfolds in the hills of Castel Gandolfo with the prestige of the Vatican Observatory just to its East and the heart of Catholicism — Rome — to its West. Faith, inquiry, food, culture, Church — it doesn’t get any better.Fr. Eric Cadin, S.T.L.Harvard alumnus, Board Member
The Catholic Institute of Technology is a response from within the Church to the need to provide students with the wisdom which it has long fostered: that is, the intrinsic relationship of faith and reason.Bishop Arthur Kennedy S.T.L., Ph.D.University President
"Bless the Lord all you works of the Lord. Praise and exalt him above all forever." The Church often puts these words from the canticle in the third chapter of Daniel on my lips as a priest and religious praying the Liturgy of the Hours. I am used to praying this wonderful song, which joins all the ranks of creation, on earth, sea, sky, and heavens, the whole cosmos, along with the angels in a common praise and blessing.
A Catholic scientist discovering, literally in Latin "inventing," the works of God in creation, and expounding their order, does the same. Method, observation, intuition, experiment, and perseverance all serve to give voice to the vast reaches of creation, discovered anew in each believing scientist's heart, as the sign of God's presence, wisdom, and power. The believing scientist's work is marked by this: it ends in praise. The Catholic scientist presides at the "liturgy" of discovering the creation of God.
As an instructor in philosophy and theology at the Catholic Institute of Technology it is my joy to provide our students with an awareness and conviction of the ordering of all their work to the knowledge and service of God. As a priest it is my most powerful task to lead our community of scientists and students "to discover the creation of God" Invenire creationem Dei ultimately as an act of worship in which all is summed up in praise.Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem., S.T.L., Ph.D.Dean, School of Philosophy and Theology