Faculty & Staff

Joseph Long, Director & Professor

  • MA, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
  • Founder, ProRome Tours


Mark Clark, Professor and Academic Dean

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • JD, Duke University
  • Professor of History and Theology, Catholic University of America

Dr. Mark Clark theology and religious studies

His Eminence Cardinal George Pell, Guest Lecturer

  • PhD, Oxford
  • Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Vatican City


His Excellency Joseph Augustine DiNoia, OP, Guest Lecturer

  • PhD, Yale
  • Master of Sacred Theology, Order of Preachers
  • Adjunct Secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City


Tim Noone, Guest Lecturer

  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MSL, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies
  • Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America

Tim Noone

Msgr. Richard Soseman, Chaplain and Guest Lecturer

  • JCL, Pontifical Lateran University
  • Congregation for the Clergy, Vatican City


Rev. William Barker, Chaplain

  • FSSP
  • Ecclesia Dei, Vatican City


Rev. Josh Neu, Chaplain

  • Pontifical North American College
  • Diocese of Tyler Texas

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Robert Long, Residence Director

  • BA, University of Dallas
  • Athletic Director, Great Hearts Irving


Jack Clark, Classroom Aide

  • Undergraduate Classics, Harvard University



The cost of Catholica Summer Program is $5995.00 per person. A $500.00 discount is available for those who remit a deposit by 02/24/2017. For those families who send more than one son a discount of $250.00 (per student) is available.

This cost is all-inclusive. The student will not be expected to pay for anything (except perhaps for souvenirs he  wishes to purchase). Airfare is not included in the cost. On this note: there is a chaperoned group flight option from New York (JFK)  to Rome Italy. Please inquire for details.

Keeping in mind that a typical 10 day trip to Europe averages about $3500.00, the price of $5995.00 for the 25 days is superb.

At this time Catholica does not offer scholarship funds. We are happy to help the student develop a fundraising letter however. Every young man should have this oppurtunity.


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Why Attend?

Catholica Summer Program will immerse you in the life and history of Catholicism in a unique and extraordinary way. This will challenge you to grow into a well-rounded and confident young man, with an enriched understanding and ability to communicate the Catholic Faith.

Every morning you will sit down with twenty five other young men and study Latin and Church History. In Latin class, with the Bible as your textbook, you’ll examine different passages from the New Testament. In Church History, meanwhile, you’ll study the life of the Church by an examination of primary sources. That means that you will learn from those who witnessed and recorded our very own sacred history! The tours will help you to gain a genuine comprehension of the history of the Church as you explore the city of Rome in detail.

Besides the regular classes and tours, Catholica will give you the opportunity to attend a few special lectures delivered by two men who work in close vicinity to Pope Francis – His Eminence Cardinal Pell and His Excellency Archbishop DiNoia. Your immersion experience would be futile without the spiritual life. Daily Mass and morning and evening prayers will nourish your determination to keep the first things first and deepen your own love for Christ and His Church. Every day you will kneel before the tombs of great Apostles and martyrs, and become personally and spiritually involved in their lives and their stories. This will be complemented with a Papal audience and day and overnight trips to some of Italy’s most sacred shrines.

Let us not forget that Catholica is a summer program for young men. That’s why we’ll go whitewater rafting, hiking and swimming in the mountains and streams of Italy. That’s why we’ll explore Rome on a Vespa, play against a local Roman soccer team and jump into the Mediterranean.

Getting There

There will be a chaperoned group flight departing from New York (JFK) on Monday, June 12th at and arriving in Rome, Italy (FCO) the next day.

These tickets may be purchased through KLM or Alitalta. Please inquire for more details.