Our Mission

The purpose of the Louis Joliet Society is to provide a source of information, a means of communication, and a unified voice to Marquette University alumni and others in the Marquette family who are committed to rediscovering, restoring and preserving authentic Catholic identity in all aspects of the university.

Our vision

The Louis Joliet Society seeks to help guide Marquette University back to its former status as a leading institution in the advancement of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

A Catholic University, as Catholic, informs and carries out its research, teaching, and all other activities with Catholic ideals, principles, and attitudes.

St. Pope John Paul II - Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 1990

… Providing young people with a sound education in the faith represents the most urgent internal challenge facing the Catholic community in your country.

Pope Benedict XVI - to U.S. bishops, 2012

Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her pastors.

Pope Francis - to the trustees of the University of Notre Dame, 2014