Our History

Though technically established in the fall of 2014, the Louis Joliet Society is merely an organized expression of the nearly fifty years of disappointment, frustration and heartbreak experienced by Marquette alumni, parents, students, administrators and friends who have watched their beloved university too often sell-out its Catholic identity in pursuit of status and security in the dictatorship of relativism.

Thus, with the assistance of the Cardinal Newman Society, The Louis Joliet Society now joins The Sycamore Trust, The 1887 Trust, The Father King Society and other organizations in working to restore authentic Catholic identity at our respective alma maters.

Here once more we see the need for an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church’s participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the future of American society.

Pope Benedict XVI - to the bishops of the United States, 2012