Catholic Social Thought

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Catholic Social Thought is a rich heritage of wisdom and a living tradition of the Church's commitment to work for a just and peaceful society. Concerned about the moral quality of social life, this tradition expresses the Church's understanding of society and continuously explores the social demands of the Catholic faith.

The Catholic Social Thought initiative at USD is one of four strategic directions initiatives proposed by President Mary Lyons in 2004. This initiative was created to inform a respectful dialogue about these principles and express the Catholic identity of the university.

Upcoming Themes

  • Fall 2014: Solidarity
  • Spring 2015: Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Fall 2015: Dignity of the Human Person
  • Spring 2016: Rights and Responsibilities