About the new Review for Religious

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, the journal features peer-reviewed articles, edited essays, and reviews of books related to religious life. It is published three times annually and welcomes contributions from a wide variety of fields, disciplines, and perspectives.

Review for Religious is published 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 will be a place where religious life will be examined, reflected upon, and discussed. These discussion aim to foster Catholic religious life and its ongoing renewal.

The Journal

The original Review for Religious was founded in 1942 by the Jesuits of the Missouri Province. It ceased publication in 2012. Old Review for Religious issues can be found in this archive at St. Louis University.

The new series of the Review for Religious was inspired by the need for sustained reflection on religious life perceived by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Drawing on its 70-year history, the Review maintains continuity with its rich past even as it addresses new challenges and contexts in religious life today.

Editorial Board

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