Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame is a distinctively Catholic university that strives to be among the pre-eminent universities in the world. What is the role of a Catholic university? Pope John Paul II wrote that our proper activity is “learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better."

The pages you will find in this section invite you to “explore” the ways that Notre Dame “thinks rigorously” about our faith and what it means for the world. These are some of the ways that our Catholic faith finds expression on campus and invites conversation from people everywhere.