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Our Catholic Faith

Our Catholic Faith

The light of the Catholic faith illuminates every aspect of life at UD, from social activities to clubs and organizations.

Serving the Church

University of Dallas alumni serve the Catholic Church in more than 30 states across the U.S.

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Faith in the Classroom

Courses at UD offer a dialogue of faith and reason combined with Catholic intellectual tradition.

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Serving the Community

The university connects students with opportunities to enrich the lives of others through year-round community service.

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Deepening Your Faith

UD students continue to develop moral virtues while in pursuit of truth and wisdom.

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All are welcome.

While more than 75 percent of our students are Catholic, UD welcomes those of all denominations. We support academic and religious freedom and foster spiritual development – no matter the faith tradition – to prepare students for their calling as men and women of faith in the world.

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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