Marriages and families are microcosms of life itself. Healthy and happy families tend to produce persons who are able to enjoy their own lives and to contribute meaningfully to society. Our culture, however, struggles more and more with the difficulty of sustaining life-long commitments.
Liberal arts education has traditionally placed strong emphasis on the importance of philosophical reflection for the formation of a human person. In the tradition of Christian Humanism, the study of philosophy is essential to that pursuit of truth which brings to light the relationship between faith and reason. For this reason, Catholic colleges and universities regularly support strong philosophy and theology majors.
Catholic higher education necessarily places strong emphasis on the role of divine revelation in human life. In the tradition of Christian Humanism, the study of Theology is integral to self-comprehension, for we discover our existential fulfillment only when we learn to be "beings-in-love" with God.