Why the Catholic University of America?
The Catholic University of America holds a unique place in the American Catholic landscape. It is the official university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Priests and bishops from around the world have studied at Catholic University since its founding in 1887. Catholic University is also home to a combination of faculties found nowhere else in the country, including: The School of Canon Law, the National Catholic School of social Service, the School of Theological and Religious Studies, the Busch School of Business, and the Columbus School of Law.
So, when the current wave of the abuse crisis broke in the summer of 2018—with its epicenter in Washington, D.C.—President John Garvey decided it was fitting that The Catholic University of America should marshal its distinctive resources in a concerted response, for the good of the whole Church.