Schiltz invited to Convening of U.S. Academic Centers on Catholic Social Thought

June 20, 2017 / By: Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy
Lisa Schiltz participates in U.S. Convening
pictured from left to right: Fr. David Hollenbach, S.J., introducing Cardinal Peter Turkson, with host John Carr.

The meeting brought together leaders of U.S. academic centers focused on Catholic Social Teaching to consult with each other and with Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the new Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development on efforts to “deepen the social doctrine of the Church and attempt to make it widely known and applied.” The Convening was hosted by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, directed by John Carr, who served for over 20 years as director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the UST School of Law.

Universities represented at the convening included Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame, Catholic University of America, Creighton University, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Fordham University, St. John's University, Boston College, Marquette University, and Villanova University.