Newman Lenten Series: Catholic Social Teaching
Please join Fr. Boom Martinez, SJ and the Young Adults and Graduate Students (YAGS) for a Lenten series on the social teachings of the Catholic church, Thursdays of Lent from 7:30 to 8:30pm in Roetter Hall.
Sometimes called the Church’s “best kept secret,” Catholic social teaching is based on a set of core principles that address issues designed to help guide us in applying the Good News of the Gospel to the social, economic, and political problems we face in these modern times such as human dignity, the call to participate in family and community life, the promotion of human rights and responsibilities, the Church’s preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, care for God’s creation, and the call to be peacemakers.
After the introductory session on February 15, each succeeding Thursday is designed to be a stand-alone session – so it’s easy to attend some or all of the sessions as your schedule allows.
February 15 – Introduction to Catholic social teaching: major principles
February 22 – Pope Leo XIII and Rerum novarum, the encyclical on “The Condition of Labor”
March 1 – Pope John XXIII and Pacem in terris, the encyclical on “Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity, and Liberty”
March 8 – The Second Vatican Council and Gaudium et spes, the “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World”
March 15 – The social teaching of John Paul II
March 22 – Pope Francis and Laudato si, the encyclical on “Care for Our Common Home”