Catholic Social Teaching


Beginning in the Fall of 2021, the Slattery Center, in cooperation with the Jesuit Center at the University of Scranton, will hold a forum each semester around Catholic Social Teaching.

Built around the seven main themes of this startlingly comprehensive and effective way of living, the collaboration will intersect with the Center’s Local Humanities initiative. Student fellows at the Center will visit local parochial schools to discuss one key theme each semester.

The theme for Fall of 2021 will be: Solidarity. Students fellows will analyze the concept with academic rigor and present the philosophical, historical, and theological implications of the idea to local Catholic school students.

In ensuing semesters, the themes will be:

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person.
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation.
  • Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers.
  • Care for God’s creation.