Catholic Social Thought

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Many events at USD are related to issues of peace and justice, and lend themselves to understanding Catholic Social Thought through the growing knowledge of social issues that impact our world.  Many of these events are found below in the calendar feed. By acknowledging how campus programs contribute to the education and practice of Catholic Social Thought, this feed allows our campus community to connect with the values that Catholic Social Teaching upholds for a better world.

The Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought sponsors and highlights events that specifically address a semester long commitment to highlight one of the basic themes of Catholic Social Teaching, as identified by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. Themes are identified each semester to offer the campus an opportunity for intentional reflection and learning. The entire campus community is welcome to attend these events:

Spring 2015 Highlighted Theme: Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers

Our guest speaker will be Derrick Cartwright, PhD
Director of University Galleries

Dr. Cartwright will offer a "backstage tour" of the exhibit Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights and offer reflections on the role that the dignity of work played in this important historical movement.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:00-1:30pm in UC Forum C

In support of this theme, and to continue their efforts to honor the dignity of each worker at USD,
The Department of Human Resources will provide a special dessert!

“Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person. Work, to use an image, “anoints” us with dignity, fills us with dignity, makes us similar to God, who has worked and still works, who always acts.” Pope Francis in his homily on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1, 2013

For more information on the social teachings of the church regarding the dignity of work and the rights of workers, please visit