Journal of Catholic Social Thought

The Journal of Catholic Social Thought was founded in the Fall of 2003 in support of a call by 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." 

It is published by the Office for Mission and Ministry and the Villanova University School of Law at Villanova University.

The Journal is indexed in Sociological Abstracts and the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Print subscriptions are available from our Subscription Fulfillment Service in Hanover, PA. Electronic subscriptions are available from the Philosophy Documentation Center.

Early Praise for the Journal of Catholic Social Thought

“The journal is a well-balanced, thought-provoking resource for those interested in what Catholic thinkers are saying about current issues in light of the Church’s social teaching.”
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

“Given the riches and constant development of Catholic social thought, a scholarly journal focused on this growing treasury of gospel-inspired human wisdom is long overdue. Villanova University is rendering a signal service to the Church and society with this publication.”
Monika Hellwig, Past President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

“The Journal of Catholic Social Thought is the most impressive new journal in the field today. It will quickly become a resource that no serious student of the tradition can afford to miss.”
Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of Christian Social Thought and Management, University of St. Thomas (MN)

“The journal provides a needed forum where the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching and practice can be discussed in a rigorous and nuanced way.”
Rev. Mark Cregan, CSC, President, Stonehill College

"This journal will be of great interest to faculty engaged in research in the area of Law & Religion."
Frank S. Ravitch, J.D., Michigan State School of Law
and Co-chair of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law & Religion

The Journal has recently been accepted for indexing in Sociological Abstracts and is also indexed in the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. 

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The Journal of Catholic Social Thought will be published twice annually.

Print subscriptions are available to institutions and individuals within the continental United States at an annual rate of $40.00. Print subscriptions mailed to addresses outside the continental United States are available to institutions and individuals at an annual rate of $60.00. Single copies of back issues are available at $30.00 each. Bulk discounts of 15% are available on orders of 25 copies or more. All subscriptions must be prepaid in U.S. dollars.

Electronic subscriptions, including access to back issues and of individual articles is available from Philosophy Documentation Center.

For Print Subscriptions and Requests for Back Issues:
All payments for subscriptions must be mailed directly to:

Journal of Catholic Social Thought
P.O. Box 465
Hanover, PA  17331

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Journal of Catholic Social Thought

Payment by credit card cannot be accepted.

For Electronic Subscriptions:
See Philosophy Documentation Center, call 880-444-2419 or write

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Managing Editor
Journal of Catholic Social Thought
202 Vasey Hall
Villanova University
Villanova, PA  19085

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