An Echo in Their Hearts: The Church in our Modern World

Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., professor of theology at Boston College, opens the 2015 Catholic Social Tradition conference with an image: Pope Francis laying a wreath in the Mediterranean Sea in remembrance of those who died attempting to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East. Heyer asserts that Gaudium et Spes forces the world and the Church to reject indifference to others and reflect on what it means to be human.

The Center for Social Concerns 2015 Catholic Social Tradition Conference, “Joy and Hope: Fiftieth Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes,” sought to explore the thematic social justice issues that have been addressed by modern Catholic social thought, especially those within the pastoral constitution such as human dignity, political structures, economic development, and internationalization.

March 22, 2015

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