Pope Francis, A Voice Crying Out in the World: Mercy, Justice, Love and Care for the Earth

April 13–15, 2018

The Institute for Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University invites you to join us in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The goal of the conference is to provide a theological and historical analysis of this pontificate.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Cardinal Joseph Tobin, CSSR, Newark, NJ
  • Margaret Archer, President, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
  • John O’Malley, SJ, Georgetown University
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
  • Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ, Hekima University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Antonio Spadaro, SJ, Editor, La Civiltà Cattolica
  • Anna Rowlands, Durham University, UK
  • Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University

Journal of Catholic Social Thought Call for Papers

Please review author guidelines prior to submitting. Papers due by December 1, 2017 to Executive Editor: barbara.wall@villanova.edu.

Conference: Concurrent Session Proposals

Suggested concurrent session themes include: Francis’ Theology of the Church, Francis and Vatican II, Francis’ Vision of Mission and Discipleship, Amoris Laetitia and Moral Theology, Francis’ Critique of Inequality, Laudato si’ and Creation, Francis and International Affairs. Proposals should be 150-300 words. Concurrent session proposals due by May 1, 2017.