Conferences on Catholic Social Teaching

In order to share the riches of the Church's social teaching and to provide integration at every level, the Office for Mission & Ministry collaborates with the Villanova University School of Law to provide two annual conferences to explore and apply Catholic social teaching.

The Villanova University School of Law sponsors the Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and the Law each fall semester. 

The Office for Mission & Ministry sponsors a more broadly based conference each spring semester on such topics as globalization, ecology, racism, and justice in the work place.

Each conference includes invited keynote speakers and presenters who respond to an annual call for papers. Many of the papers offered during these conferences are subsequently published in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, founded at and published by Villanova University.

More information about these conferences can be found on the respective web sites of the Office for Mission & Ministry and the Villanova University School of Law.

Upcoming Conference

Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights
Villanova University, March 19-20, 2012
The Conference is free and open to the public. Pre-Registration is required.

Conference Information

For more detail about the conference or registration, contact: Marcella Bray. information concerning travel, accommodations, directions to campus and instructions for on campus parking use the links below.

Call for Papers

Program Schedule

Online Registration Form



Directions to Campus

Recent Conferences

Joseph T. McCullen Symposium
in Catholic Social Thought and the Law
Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority
Villanova University, Friday October 22, 2010

Catholic Social Teaching & World Poverty
Villanova University, March 21-22, 2011