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Religion and Philosophy

Seeing Through a New Lens: Pope Francis’ Quest on Behalf of Peace, Justice, and Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ teachings and actions with regard to the poor, justice, and the environment have had a polarizing effect among Catholics and some non-Catholics. Robert McElroy,...

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Health and Society

Integral Ecology: Pope Francis, Ethical Pluralism, and the Planet

This 2015 Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. lecture features Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, science and ethics in the Department of Theology at Fordham...

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Health and Society

Catholic Health Care’s Role in Integral Human Development

What role can Catholic health care play in the moral development of the United States? Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, RN, MS, claims it has the ability and obligation to go beyond...

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Health and Society

A Conversation with Cardinal Rodríguez: Thoughts on Laudato Si and the Synod

The Center for Social Concerns’ annual theme for 2015–16 was the “Care of All Creation,” connecting to the publication of Laudato Si. In January 2016, Cardinal Oscar...

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Health and Society

Impact of Gaudium et Spes on the Church in Southern Africa

Cardinal Wilfred Napier, O.F.M., Archbishop of Durbin, takes a practical approach to Gaudium et Spes by evaluating its impact on the Church in Southern Africa and the ways in...

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Religion and Philosophy

Keynote Panel on Living Joy and Hope in the Church

R. Scott Appleby, Ph.D., Alexia Kelley, MTS, and Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, C.S.B. evaluate how we can live with joy and hope in the Church and in the world through three different...

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Religion and Philosophy

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...

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