Program Schedule - May

Curriculum Development Seminar

May 11-14, 2020

Board Room, 2nd Floor, Montrose Mansion, The Inn at Villanova

Monday, May 11, 2020
8:30-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast  
9:00-10:15 am
Essential Elements of Catholic Social Thought: Rerum novarum and Quadragesimo anno
Barbara Wall
Office for Mission & Ministry; Philosophy
10:30-11:45 am Populorum progressio and Justice in the World
Fr. Art Purcaro, OSA
Office for Mission & Ministry

1:00-2:15 pm
Scriptural Conceptions of Justice
Peter Spitaler
Theology & Religious Studies

2:30-4:00 pm


Faculty Panel of Previous Participants
Michelle Kelly (Nursing); Vito Punzi (Chemical Engineering), Teresa Wojcik (Education and Counseling)


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast  
9:00-10:15 am
Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Justice
Robert DeFina
Sociology / Crimnology  
10:30-11:45 am
Catholic Social Thought and Human Work: Laborem exercens
Sally Scholz
12:00-12:45 pm       Lunch  
1:00-3:00 pm
Service Learning and CST
Noreen Cameron
CLAS - Service Learning Progams
3:15-4:00 pm

Small Group Work on Curriculum Revision

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
8:30-9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am-12 pm
Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
Jean Baptiste Tella, Regional Technical Adviser for Peacebuilding and Partnership for the Central African Regional Office, CRS
12:00-1:15 pm       




1:30-2:45 pm


CST and Racism
Larry Little

Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:30-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:15 am
Pacem in terris and Human Rights
Kathryn Getek Soltis
Center for Peace and Justice Education
10:30-11:45 am    
Creation from Rerum novarum to Laudato si'
Barbara Wall
Office for Mission & Ministry; Philosophy
12:00-12:45 pm           Lunch  
1:00-3:00 pm
Catholic Relief Services and the Villanova University Partnership
Dan Griffin
Director, CRS Partnership
5:00 p.m.

Dinner at The Refectory
The Commons, Villanova Campus

Annual Workshop

Catholic Social Teaching and Issues of Justice is a curriculum development workshop designed to encourage faculty to become familiar with the core principles of Catholic social teaching and to explore ways to enrich an existing course syllabus with exposure to Catholic social teaching.

Submission Information


2020 CST Workshop Application

Send application materials to:

Office for Mission & Ministry
Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop
104 Corr Hall