Msgr. DDr. Martin Schlag portrait

Msgr. DDr. Martin Schlag

Director, John A. Ryan Institute; Chair, Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair for Catholic Social Thought; Professor of Catholic Studies and Ethics & Business Law
Office
Sitzmann Hall 302
Phone
(651) 962-5701

Father Martin Schlag holds the Alan W. Moss endowed chair for Catholic Social Thought of the John A. Ryan Institute in the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), where he is full professor with dual appointment in the department of Catholic Studies and the Opus College of Business. He is also director of the Program for Church Management, Santa Croce, Rome. Born in New York, raised in Austria, Father Schlag holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Austria. Receieved his Doctor iurus in 1991 from the University of Vienna. In 1996 he was ordained a priest in the Prelature of Opus Dei. In 1998 he received a Doctor Theologiae at the Pontifical University Santa Croce. 

Over 80 publications, among them: together with Domènec Melé Humanism in Economics and Business. Perspectives of the Catholic Social Tradition (New York: Springer 2015); The Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching: A Guide for Christians in the World Today (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017); The Business Francis Means: Understanding the Pope’s Message on the Economy, Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017).

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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CATH 401 - 01 Church&Culture:Soc Dim of Cath - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S 207
CRN: 41711 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin W. Schlag This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science. This course will satisfy the third level Faith and Catholic Tradition core requirement. Prerequisite: CATH 101 and Junior standing

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DVMT 725 - 01 Catholic Social Teaching M - - - - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC LL19
CRN: 40384 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin W. Schlag Provides an overview of the Church's social teaching as reflected in Sacred Scripture, papal encyclicals and other documents, while applying Catholic social teaching to an illustrative selection of contemporary issues. Issues include poverty, immigration, business ethics, racism, the environment, globalization, rural economies, war and peace, terrorism, economic justice, and human rights. Prerequisite: (for M.A.T. students): DVMT 601 or permission by instructor.

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