The Los Angeles Lonergan Center
Preserving the Catholic and Jesuit Intellectual Tradition in the 21st Century
The Los Angeles Lonergan Center was founded in 1995 by Catholic scholars at Loyola Marymount University with the aim of preserving the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual tradition. Its original focus was the promotion of the work of Fr. Bernard Lonergan, S.J. in the areas of methodology, philosophy, theology, and economics.
In its current iteration, the mission of the Los Angeles Lonergan Center is the study and teaching of the fullness of the Catholic intellectual, spiritual, and cultural tradition. It seeks to live out its mission by inviting students to explore this tradition through classes and discussions, by working as a patron of scholarship through hosting lectures and organizing faculty colloquia leading to scholarly publications, and by serving the Society of Jesus and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. From its inception, the Lonergan Center has been the common work of both lay and Jesuit scholars, and it seeks to continue this collaboration to the greater glory of God.