Catholic Social Teaching

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Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology in California
(2 customer reviews)
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How can you live out the Gospel’s message of social justice in the modern world?

Both the Old and New Testaments are rich with tales of justice and injustice, and yet religion is often portrayed as a private affair of the heart. This series gets to the heart of social engagement and the Christian tradition.

The Gospels calls all Christians to work for justice, even in times of conflict. Under the guidance of celebrated moral theologian Fr. Tom Massaro, you will come to understand the dialogue between religion and society. As you do so, you will gain a deep understanding of the history and application of Catholic social teaching.

Discover new developments in Catholic social teaching, which elucidate the movement from a “charity alone” orientation to a “charity plus justice” approach. You will also explore the sources of Catholic social teaching: Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.

The documents of Catholic social teaching promote strong stances on family, human labor, poverty, government, the environment, and war. You’ll explore a three-step model that will help you

How can you live out the Gospel’s message of social justice in the modern world?

Both the Old and New Testaments are rich with tales of justice and injustice, and yet religion is often portrayed as a private affair of the heart. This series gets to the heart of social engagement and the Christian tradition.

The Gospels calls all Christians to work for justice, even in times of conflict. Under the guidance of celebrated moral theologian Fr. Tom Massaro, you will come to understand the dialogue between religion and society. As you do so, you will gain a deep understanding of the history and application of Catholic social teaching.

Discover new developments in Catholic social teaching, which elucidate the movement from a “charity alone” orientation to a “charity plus justice” approach. You will also explore the sources of Catholic social teaching: Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.

The documents of Catholic social teaching promote strong stances on family, human labor, poverty, government, the environment, and war. You’ll explore a three-step model that will help you to connect abstract principles of social teaching to the world’s concrete realities.

Catholic social teaching connects faith to the topics that affect us the most in our daily lives. Deeply rooted in thousands of years of tradition and Scripture, Catholic social teaching serves to teach us more about the world we live in, how to help the people around us, and how to better ourselves as Catholics.

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Thomas Massaro, S.J., Ph.D., is Professor of Moral Theology at the Santa Clara University Jesuit School of Theology (JST) in Berkeley, CA. He resumed classroom teaching in the fall of 2017 after serving for four years as Dean of JST.

Fr. Massaro entered the Society of Jesus immediately upon graduation from Amherst College. He earned his doctorate in Christian social ethics from Emory University and taught for 15 years at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and its predecessor, Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge.

His teaching and research interests include Catholic social ethics, theories of economic justice, sociology of religion and the history of Christian political thought. Besides teaching courses on many aspects of Catholic social teaching and the role of religion in public life, Fr. Massaro seeks to maintain a commitment to hands-on social activism. He is a founding member of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice as well as an active member of two professional societies: the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Fr. Massaro is the author of Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action, originally published in 2000 and now in its third edition. From 2009 to 2013, he wrote a column in America magazine.

  • Religious Contributions to Public Life
  • Church and Culture: How to Understand the 'Public Church' Approach
  • The History of Catholic Social Teaching
  • The Four Major Sources of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Three Fundamental Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Three Sets of Principles for Social Institutions
  • Three Key Areas of Contemporary Concern
  • Catholic Social Principles and their Applications
  • Catholic Critiques of Capitalism and Socialism
  • The Future of Catholic Social Teaching: Four Continuities to Expect
  • Two New Challenges: The Environment and Globalization
  • Spreading the Word about Catholic Social Teaching

2 reviews for Catholic Social Teaching

  1. Catherine

    This course helped me pull so many strands together and fill the gaps in my knowledge and understanding.

    The course content was clearly explained and Fr. Massaro’s voice was engaging. I have lived Catholic Social Teaching through my friends and colleagues who were active in the Central America solidarity movement in the 1980’s and Pax Christi actions, plus Network’s Nuns on the Bus advocating for good public policy for poor people. This course helped me pull so many strands together and fill the gaps in my knowledge and understanding.

  2. Clifford

    If you like big government solutions, you will like this course

    Fr Massaro never talks about how Catholic Social Teaching should influence our actions. All he talks about is how what programs the government should put in place as if the government should be the arbitrator of our beliefs. So if you believe in the efficiency of the Federal Government to pass laws promoting our faith and not in individuals trying to live holy lives, this is the course for you.

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