Publications

The Office for Mission & Ministry produces or facilitates a variety of mission-related publications for the University community and the Catholic community at-large. We invite you to explore them here:

Journal of Catholic Social Thought

Founded in 2003 and published twice yearly since 2004, the Journal of Catholic Social Thought was created in direct response to a call from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to "integrate and to share the riches of the Church's social teaching in Catholic education and formation at every level. Annual subscriptions are available in both print and electronic format.

Heart of the Matter Magazine

The Office for Mission & Ministry publishes an annual magazine. Content for the publication is drawn largely, but not exclusively, from lectures and other events sponsored by the office. It hopes to show the centrality of Villanova's Augustinian and Catholic identity to the University and demonstrate its unique contribution to Catholic higher education.

Occasional Papers

The Office for Mission & Ministry regularly invites students, staff and faculty to write extended reflections on issues of timely concern to the community. Among the topics already addressed are forgiveness, the common good, just war theory, sustainability and service learning. These monographs are published in both print and electronic format.

Seasonal Reflections

To encourage spiritual formation and contemplation on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Office for Mission & Ministry invites members of the university community to prepare personal reflections on the readings contained in the Catholic Lectionary during the seasons of Advent and Lent. These are published in both print and electronic format each year.

For More Information

For more information regarding any of these publications contact the editor at: christopher.janosik@villanova.edu.