Catholic Social Teaching and Mission Lecture Series
Please join CTU for a series of lectures by Rev. John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at CTU, and noted guest lecturers, as we continue to celebrate and reflect on the 50th anniversary of the convening of the Second Vatican Council by Pope John XXIII in October of 1962.
Vatican II’s major document, Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World), clearly established that the Church needs to speak to present-day social realities in the light of Christian faith. The issues raised in Gaudium et Spes and the earlier Rerum Novarum remain continuing challenges for faithful Christians: the condition of labor, the global economy, racism, ecology, war and peace. In these lectures, participants will become more familiar with the history of Catholic social teaching, the encyclicals, and their contribution to the betterment of American Catholics and American culture.
The lectures will take place on Monday evenings from 7 - 8:15 p.m. in Room 210 of 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, unless otherwise noted. All lectures are open to guests for $15 per lecture or $150 for the entire series of 12 lectures. Complimentary parking is available in the CTU garage.
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|Feb. 11 -|
|K2008-1 Catholic Social Teaching and Mission: Entire Series of Twelve Lectures||$150|
|Feb. 11 *||K2008-2 The Emergence of the Catholic Social Encyclical Tradition||$15|
|Feb. 18||K2008-3 Human Dignity as a Foundation for Catholic Social Teaching|
(Guest Presenter: Matthew Petrusek, University of Chicago)
|Feb. 25||K2008-4 The Church and Public Life: Faithful Citizenship and Beyond||$15|
|Mar. 4||K2008-5 The Church and Economic Justice: The American Scene||$15|
|Mar. 11||K2008-6 The Church and Public Life: The South American Perspective|
Guest Presenter: Br. Jeffrey Gros, F.S.C., Ph.D., formerly with NCCB)
|Mar. 18||K2008-7 The Church on War and Peace||$15|
|Apr. 8||K2008-8 The Church and Racism||$15|
|Apr. 15 *||K2008-9 The Church and Immigration Reform||$15|
|Apr. 22||K2008-10 The Church and Ecological Issues||$15|
|Apr. 29||K2008-11 The Church on Genocide||$15|
|May 6||K2008-12 Strategies for Social Change||$15|
|May 13||K2008-13 Social Justice in the Context of Ecclesial Spirituality and Liturgy||$15|
* These lectures will take place at 5401 S. Cornell Ave.