Review for Religious: the Journal

Review for Religious is a Catholic journal that promotes the study of Catholic religious life and its relationship to God, the Church, and the world. Emphasizing discussions on the nature of religious life and its practice in the contemporary world by men and women religious, the journal features peer-reviewed articles and reviews of books.

Published three times annually, contributions from a wide variety of fields, disciplines, and perspectives are welcome.

Review for Religious is sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men with The Catholic University of America Press.

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Our Mission

Review for Religious serves as a forum for the discussion, promotion, and renewal of Catholic religious life. In Perfectae Caritatis, the Second Vatican Council held up five principles for the renewal of religious life:

  • The following of Christ set forth in the Gospels
  • Faithfully holding to the characteristics, spirituality, and work of the foundational charism
  • Sharing in the life of the Church
  • Promoting knowledge of the social conditions of the times and needs of the Church, and
  • Union with God through the profession of the evangelical counsels.

Through its focus on these topics, the Review is a place where religious life is examined, reflected upon, and discussed. These discussions aim to foster Catholic religious life and its ongoing renewal.

The Journal

Review for Religious, the renowned journal for religious life, re-launches in June 2021 with a fresh approach, peer-reviewed content, and book reviews focused entirely on religious life and the challenges and contexts of the contemporary world. Sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men with The Catholic University of America Press, the Review draws upon a 70-year history as it engages into the future.

The original Review for Religious was published by the Jesuits of the Missouri Province from 1942-2012. Archived Review for Religious issues are available at St. Louis University. The Review maintains continuity with its rich past while addressing new challenges and contexts in religious life today.

Editorial Board

  • Bro. Ernest Miller, FSC, D.Min., La Salle University (Chair)
  • Sr. Mary Bendyna, OP, Ph.D., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
  • Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhD, Catholic Theological Union
  • Rev. Kevin Grove, CSC, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., Catholic Theological Union
  • Rev. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Ph.D., Fordham University
  • Bro. Patrick Sean Moffett, CFC, Ph.D., Conference of Major Superiors of Men
  • David Rohrer Budiash, Ph.D., Managing Editor
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