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 published by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men with The Catholic University of America Press.

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.

Editorial Board

Bro. Ernest Miller, FSC, DMin
Bro. Ernest Miller, FSC, DMinLa Salle University; Editorial Board Chair
Sr. Mary Bendyna, OP, PhD
Sr. Mary Bendyna, OP, PhDCouncil of Major Superiors of Women Religious
Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhD
Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhDCatholic Theological Union
Rev. Kevin Grove, CSC, PhD
Rev. Kevin Grove, CSC, PhDUniversity of Notre Dame
Sr. M. Maximilia Um, FSGM, JCL
Sr. M. Maximilia Um, FSGM, JCLSisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
Rev. Aaron Wessman, GHM, PhD
Rev. Aaron Wessman, GHM, PhDConference of Major Superiors of Men
David Rohrer Budiash, PhD
David Rohrer Budiash, PhDManaging Editor

Former Editorial Board Members

  • Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD

  • Rev. Joseph Koterski, SJ, PhD

  • Br. Patrick Sean Moffett, CFC

About the Journal

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

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 and looking to the future.