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Kammer discusses Church document on social justice

April 19, 2013

The Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will explore the impact of one of the most significant Catholic Church documents of the 20th century in a free, public talk Tuesday, April 23. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Ignatius Chapel, located on the first floor of Bobet Hall.

Kammer will discuss the document “Gaudium et Spes,” which provides an overview of the Catholic Church’s teaching on social justice including issues of economics, poverty, culture and more. The document, whose title is Latin for joy and hope, discusses the Church’s role in the modern world. It was created on the last day of the Second Vatican Council held in the 1960s. Kammer will talk about how the document offers new understandings of social teaching in today’s world and the challenges remaining for the Catholic Church today.

The talk is sponsored by the Jesuit Center, the Jesuit Social Research Institute and the Ignatius Chapel Community.

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