At a Glance

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute is devoted to the study of the truth about the human person in all of its dimensions: theological, philosophical, anthropological, and indeed cosmological-scientific. The Institute centers its study of the person in the community that is the original cell of human society: marriage and family.

Structures of Governance

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, according to the provisions of its own Statutes and of the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana, is governed by personal and collegial authorities.

Membership

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Accreditation

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education to grant ecclesiastical degrees.

It is established in and governed by the special provisions indicated in the Apostolic Constitution Magnum Matrimonii Sacramentum (1982). 

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.