Faith Seeking Understanding.  The Institute of Catholic Thought is an academic center engaged in teaching, research and intellectual exchange.  The Institute serves the University of Illinois and Parkland College in undergraduate instruction, offers its own graduate degree programs in Catholic theology, and supports SJCNC's apostolate through catechetical formation. The ICT engages in scholarly research and publishing centered around the Eucharist, as well as encourages intellectual dialogue within the public university environment and the representation of Catholic theology in public settings.