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The Call to Justice

The Call to Justice


The Call to Justice:
The Legacy of Gaudium Et Spes 40 Years Later

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March 16-19, 2005
Vatican City
Rome, Italy



 Close to 300 participants including several Cardinals, dozens of dignitaries and ambassadors and hundreds of university professors gathered at the Vatican to discuss the importance of the Second Vatican Council document Gaudium et spes (“The Church in the Modern World”).  Participants from over 35 different countries presented, responded and debated on the theological, economic and political implications of the document for our modern world. For more information on this conference and future events on Catholic social thought contact us:

Michael Naughton 651-962-5712,
Mary Kay O'Rourke 651-962-5705,

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