Catholic University of America Press

The Catholic University of America Press, also known as CUA Press, is the publishing division of The Catholic University of America. Founded on November 14, 1939, and incorporated on July 16, 1941,[3] the CUA Press is a long-time member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Its editorial offices are located on the campus of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. The Press has over 1,000 titles in print and currently publishes 40 new titles annually, with particular emphasis on theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical history, medieval studies, and canon law. CUA Press distributes books on behalf of Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, books of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Press, Humanum Academic Press of the John Paul II Institute, and for the Academy of American Franciscan History.

Catholic University of America Press
FoundedNovember 14, 1939
FounderRoy De Ferrari and Rev. James Magner
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationWashington, D.C.
DistributionHopkins Fulfillment Services (US)[1]
Brunswick Books (Canada)
Eurospan Group (Europe)[2]
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Nonfiction topicsTheology, philosophy, history, canon law
ImprintsCatholic Education Press

Notable titles

A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin by John Collins

Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges;

Ethica Thomistica by Ralph McInerny;

The Sources of Christian Ethics by Servais-Theodore Pinckaers;

The Treatise on Laws by Gratian;

The Mind That is Catholic by James V. Schall SJ;

The God of Faith and Reason by Robert Sokolowski;

Saint Thomas Aquinas by Jean Pierre Torrell;

Some Seed Fell on Good Ground by Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan

A Godly Humanism, by Cardinal Francis George

Ossa Latinitatis by Reginald Foster, formerly of the Latin Letters Office, and Daniel McCarthy.

The Church in Iraq by Cardinal Fernando Filoni.


The Press publishes or distributes:

The Catholic Historical Review, edited by Nelson Minnich, is the official publication of the American Catholic Historical Association;

U.S. Catholic Historian

The Jurist: Studies in Church Law and Ministry

Quaestiones Disputatae

Nova et Vetera

The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review

Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law

Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal (which is the official publication of the Society for Catholic Liturgy),

Newman Studies

Saint Anselm Journal

Old Testament Abstracts, a publication of the Catholic Biblical Association

Catholic Biblical Quarterly, a publication of the Catholic Biblical Association

All of these journals form part of the electronic database Project Muse.


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  2. ^ "Eurospan - University Presses". Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  3. ^ Roy J. Deferrari Memoirs of the Catholic University of America 1918-1960 (Boston: Daughters of St. Paul, 1962) p. 200

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Previous editors included Jerome Daniel Hannan; Frederick R. McManus, who headed the journal from 1959-1989; James H. Provost; and Thomas J. Green. The editor is Kurt Martens.

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