Prof. Msgr. Martin Schlag, J.D., S.T.D. portrait

Prof. Msgr. Martin Schlag, J.D., S.T.D.

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

Born 1964 in New York, USA, Fr. Martin Schlag holds a 1991 Doctor iuris at the University of Vienna. In 1996, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Prelature of Opus Dei, and in 1998 he received his Doctor Theologiae from the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. From 2008 to 2017, he was a professor for social-moral theology at Santa Croce, as well as cofounder and Director of its Research Centre Markets, Culture and Ethics. In 2012, he was appointed as a Consultant to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in 2013 he was appointed as a full professor at Santa Croce, and 2014 as Fellow at the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics in Oxford. Since 2015, he also served as a professor for Business Ethics at the University Roma Tor Vergata, and since 2016 at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. As of August 2017, he became a Professor for Catholic Social Thought, holding the Alan W. Moss endowed Chair for Catholic Social Thought at the Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), as well as the Director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought.

He has authored over 80 publications, most notably:

Humanism in Economics and Business. Perspectives of the Catholic Social Tradition (New York: Springer 2015), co-authored with Domènec Melé.

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).

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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CATH 401 - 01 Church&Culture:Soc Dim of Cath - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S B10

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55S B10

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41348 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


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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