Dr. Michael P. Krom: What Do I Owe My Neighbor?

What is justice? What does justice require of me in my interaction with my neighbor?

Michael P. Krom is chair of the philosophy department at St. Vincent College and author of a forthcoming book tentatively entitled, “Justice and Charity: A Thomistic Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching”. In this lecture, as part of the Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium, Dr. Krom explores the line between natural justice and charity while discussing the philosophy of justice.

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Bishop Mark Bartchak — Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching

Most Reverend Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, delivers his talk entitled “Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching: Principles, Spirituality, and Action.” Bishop Bartchak’s talk was given at the invitation of Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The Free Enterprise System and Catholic Social Teaching: A Panel Discussion

Faculty from our Department of Theology and our Department of Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics, hold a panel discussion regarding the Free Enterprise System of economics in light of Catholic Social Teaching.

The Panel was composed of:

Joseph Zoric, Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Mike Sirilla, Associate Professor of Theology
Dr. Doug Lowry, Professor of Business (retired)
Dr. Kevin Miller, Assistant Professor of Theology
Dr. Michael Welker, Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics
Fr. Dan Pattee, TOR, Associate Professor of Theology and chair of the Department of Theology.

The Panel was moderated by Dr. Tom Kelly, Associate Professor of Business.

Fr. Robert Sirico — Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries

Fr. Robert Sirico, president, the Acton Institute, gave a presentation on September 15, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

 

Papal Teachings on the Family, the State, and the Social Question: A Summary

A chapter on Papal social teaching from Dr. Krason’s 2009 book, The Public Order and the Sacred Order: Contemporary Issues, Catholic Social Thought, and the Western and American Traditions.

This chapter summarizes the main elements of Catholic social teaching, as derived primarily from the papal social encyclicals. These elements provide one of the main criteria by which we go on to approach and evaluate the different public questions we take up later in this book. The elements fall basically into five categories: the family, the obligations owed to human life, the role of the state, the “social question” (involving the moral issues concerning economic activity and the relationship between capital and labor and the taking care of the welfare of the needy), and the “international question” (relations among nations, war and peace, and human rights). The limits of this chapter do not permit a detailed examination of all the social encyclicals. Instead, the major ones of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries⎯-from the time of the earliest social encyclicals in the latter half of the nineteenth century⎯-are focused on. The summarization of the social teachings, then, will come mostly from the following encyclicals: Rerum Novarum (The Condition of Labor) (1891), Quadragesimo Anno (Reconstructing the Social Order) (1931), Divini Redemptoris (Atheistic Communism) (1937), Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress) (1961), Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) (1963), Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples) (1967), Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) (1981), Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (The Social Concern of the Church) (1987), and Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year) (1991). Other Church documents, encyclicals, and secondary source materials will also be referred to at different points in the summary.

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Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries

Fr. Robert Sirico, president, the Acton Institute, gave a presentation on September 15, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

PODCAST: Download the podcast of this talk here.

Catholic Social Teaching: What it IS, and What it is NOT

Fr. Robert Sirico, president, the Acton Institute, spoke on “Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries”, a presentation given on September 15, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Watch the full talk here: Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries.

The Human Person: Root of Catholic Social Teaching

Fr. Robert Sirico, president, the Acton Institute, speaking on “Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries”, a presentation given on September 15, 2011 for Franciscan University’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Watch the full talk here: Catholic Social Teaching: Developments, Insights, and Boundaries.

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