Videos, Papers, and Reports

Many authors have written about Catholic social thought. The following bibliography represents a starting place for those wishing to explore the concepts further.

Videos (also available in Copley Library)

"Opting for the Poor: Ecological Justice." Video of Dr. John Hart, Professor of Christian Ethics at Boston University, speaking on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 12:15 p.m.

"The Call to Harmony With All Creation." Video of Dr. Barbara Wall, Special Assistant to the President for Mission Effectiveness at Villanova University, speaking on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 12:15 p.m.

"Political History of Catholic Social Thought." Video of Drs. Patrick Drinan and Virginia Lewis, professors of political science at USD, speaking on Friday, April 20, 2007.

"Overview of Catholic Social Thought." Video of Fr. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., speaking at USD on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 12:30 p.m.

"Sacred and Social: Catholic Social Teaching on the Human Person." Video of Fr. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., speaking at USD on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Slides (also available in Copley Library)

"Work as Vocation: Does Catholic Social Thought Work at Work?" by Michael J. Naughton, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas. These slides give the framework of Dr. Naughton's presentations on March 1, 2007, and contain several wonderful quotations. 


 J. Brian Hehir's review of Kenneth Himes' book Modern Catholic Social Teaching. Father Himes spoke on this topic at USD on September 28, 2006 (see videos above).

 "Building a civilization of love: The Gospel Message of Jesus as found in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church." This is the text of Cardinal Renati Raffaele Martino's speech given at USD on August 21, 2006.


pdf Catholic Social Teaching: Results from a Survey of Catholic Colleges and Universities in North America. This report, prepared by the committee on Catholic Social Thought, outlines results from an online survey of 42 institutions about how they incorporate CST learning and programming on their campuses.

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