Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Catholic Social Thought and Practice

The Soul of Leadership: Authentic Leadership for the 21st Century

pebbles on a railMargaret Benefiel, PhD

Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 5-6:30pm in Warren Auditorium

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public.

A Dignity @ Work Forum Workshop

Soul at Work: Putting Values into Practice

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

stacked pebblesMargaret Benefiel, PhD

Friday, March 15, 2013

10am-3pm in the Degheri Boardroom

Priority registration will be given to USD faculty and staff.

A Dignity @ Work Forum Workshop

Restorative Justice Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

Justine DarlingJustine Darling, MA

Friday, April 19, 2013

9am-12pm in Solomon Hall

Coffee will be provided.

“Solidarity and the Option for the Poor”


John O’Brien, Spiritan Order, Pakistan and CCTC Visiting Fellow, Fall 2011

Monday,October 10th, 2011 from 12:05-1:30 p.m. in Salomon Lecture Hall

Co-sponsoredby the Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought, CST Ambassador's Program and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

“The Story and Future of Liberation Theology”

Luiz Carlos Susin, PhD

Luiz Carlos Susin, Ph.D., Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and at the Higher School of Theology and Franciscan Spirituality, both in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 12:05-1:30 p.m. in UC Forum B

“Future historians of Christianity will no doubt judge liberation theology to be the most influential movement of the twentieth century, possibly even since the Reformation. They certainly will painstakingly document its emergence as independent theological movements in the late 1960s and will marvel at its spectacular expansion throughout the entire ecumene in a matter of just a couple of decades.”

(Peter C. Phan, Christianity with An Asian Face: Asian American Theology in the Making, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 2003, 26.)

Faculty and Staff Prayer Breakfast

Gerard Mannion

Pausing as We Pass the Lilies in the Field: Where Jesus, Marx and Marcuse Meet in Conversation”

Tuesday, March 24, 2011 from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. in La Gran Terraza

A presentation on the theme of the Dignity of the Worker by Gerard Mannion of the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.

Sponsored by Mission and Ministry.

"Discerning the Common Good in a Time of Economic Flux and Change"

Protest sign

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the UC Forum AB

Despite the considerable federal collectivist activities to try and halt the economic downturn, the debates that were raised in the recent election campaigns, particularly with the emergence of groups such as the Tea Party movement suggest that across the state and country alike tensions are re-emerging in relation to the sense of what constitutes the ‘common good’ for our communities and wider society. But the Common Good is a cornerstone of Catholic Social Thought and Practice and is found in analogous forms in the other major world faiths. How should such traditions respond to recent developments? These and related issues were addressed in a roundtable panel discussion.

Co-sponsored by the School of Business Administration.

Related Links

USD: Catholic Social Thought

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Catholic Social Teaching

Vatican: Compendium of The Social Doctrine of The Church