Through the creation of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University has established itself as a leading center for research and reflection on the church’s demographic shift to Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa, the so-called Global South. “A primary goal of the center is to be at the forefront of the discussion about the relationship between the global Catholic Church and the forces of globalization,” says Peter Casarella, director of the center and a professor of Catholic Studies. “It’s an exciting time to have launched the center because by the year 2050, nearly 70 percent of the world’s Catholics will be from the Global South.”

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World Catholicism Week 2010
The Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul is pleased to announce World Catholicism Week 2010: a celebration at DePaul of the globally interdependent dimensions of Roman Catholic experience of faith at DePaul, in Chicago, across the Americas, and in the world.
U.S. Catholic Church: The Challenge of Communion
This conference will address a series of critical issues with which the Church is contending today: passing on the faith to youth, the ethnic diversity of US Catholicism and in particular the challenge of cultural integrity faced by recent immigrants, racism, Catholic identity, and liturgy. It will engage these issues by bringing different points of view into dialogue and engaging the participants in the conference in this process, as a way of building up communion in the Church.
Transformed by Hope 2008