Mission, profile, organisation
The Catholic Academy in Bavaria
Church needs debate: "Catholic" with a view to the whole -
and "academic", trusting in the power of arguments.
We live this. And organise discourses on the burning issues of the day: questions from the heart of life. Thinking at the highest scientific level. The communication is comprehensible and true to life. And not only that: methodological diversity, space for participation, church services and a hospitable setting with food and drink make reflection an intensive experience.
Our range of topics includes religion and politics, science and technology, history and philosophy, art and culture. We strive to attract the best experts on every question. Because we want to prepare all the information and interpretations for you in such a way that you can form an informed opinion. That is our mission. Fulfilling it has not become boring for almost 70 years.
New Academy video: Nuclear fusion research
Lecture by Professor Dr Hartmut Zorn on the topic: "Nuclear fusion research - bringing starfire to earth?"
Our media library: a reference work for all
Being there is not everything. We make all our speakers' contributions available to you free of charge in our media library - as text, audio or video. The lectures have earned this reach.
Spend the night at the academy
Our guesthouse offers travellers a quiet hotel stay in a special ambience: experience sustainable living in a simple but modern standard in the Cardinal Wendel House or stay princely in the Suresnes Castle.
Enjoy the most beautiful private park in the city, a high-quality organic breakfast, our warm hospitality and an unobtrusive spiritual grounding - in a place where it's good to stay!
For every event the suitable location
Our conference and seminar rooms offer everything for successful events and meetings and can be booked by you.
Our programme to read
The journal "zur debatte
We have been reporting on our events in our renowned journal "zur debatte" since 1970. Academically on the pulse, we get to the bottom of our questions here with due diligence.
All issues since 2010 are available online for download.