July 14, 2009
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice and The Catholic University of
A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice-USA* (CAPP) and The Catholic
University of America (CUA) jointly announce the 4th
annual “Certificate Program in Catholic Social Teaching”
20th to 26th
of September 2009 at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in
This week-long, graduate level investigation of the Church’s deep
patrimony of social teaching is open to diocesan
administrators/department directors, and their staff, in Religious
Education, Catholic Charities, Catholic Conference, Social Justice,
and other ministries. It is also open to clergy, religious,
seminarians and lay leaders in philanthropy, business, the
professions, and academia who wish to have an in-depth understanding
of the Church’s social teachings from noted scholars, theologians,
The certificate program promotes understanding and application of
CST as developed and advanced by the
over the past 116 years, starting with
and emphasizing the Church’s current statement in Centesimus
Annus. Special reference to Pope Benedict’s encyclical Deus
caritas est and his upcoming social encyclical will also be
The extensive program topics includes Introduction to Catholic
Social Teaching (CST); The Three Cornerstone Principles of CST-
Human Dignity; Solidarity; Subsidiarity; History of CST; CST &
Culture; CST & the Developing World; CST & Free Market Economy; CST
& Democracy, and the Role of the State; CST & the Family;
Consumerism & Alienation the Developed World’s Main Dysfunctions;
and CST a Pastoral Perspective. In addition to facilitated
discussions on the Three Cornerstones of CST, Discernment and
Spirituality will be explored.
Program participants will experience a retreat environment including
Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Mass, and with personal tour of the
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Program costs include classes, workbook, all meals, and housing at
the Washington Retreat House. Meals are catered by Whole Foods
Market, with a Friday night celebratory dinner hosted by CUA.
Transportation to and from program is not covered.
Registration info is online at
Early Bird Registration – by August 1st $1345.00 save $150.00
Final Deadline Registration – September 1st $1495.00
Contact Dr. Karen Wright at
Professors and Speakers for 2009
Andrew Abela, PhD – CST & Free Market Economies -
Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Dept. of Business &
Economics at The Catholic University of America.
Helen M. Alvaré, JD – CST & the Family
- Senior fellow in law for the Culture of Life Foundation, Consultor
to Pontifical Council for the Laity, Associate Professor of Law at
the George Mason University.
Joseph E. Capizzi, PhD – CST & Consumerism, State and the Rights of
Associate Professor and Area Director of Moral Theology at the
Catholic University of America, and The Cardinal’s Chair at The
Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Reason, The John Paul
II Cultural Center, in Washington, D.C.
John L. Carr – CST Principle of Solidarity
- Director of the Department of Social Development and World
Peace at the United States Catholic Conference.
George E. Garvey, JD – History of CST, CST Principle of Subsidiarity
Professor Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of
American and former Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies &
Robert A. Nalewajek, MS
– Introduction to CST- President of Centesimus Annus Pro
Pontifice, USA Inc. & Board Member – Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro
Pontifice, Vatican City.
Robert Royal, PhD – CST & Culture
- President of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Richard Ryscavage, PhD, SJ – CST & the Developing World -
Professor of Sociology and International Studies Director at
Fairfield University and Director of The Center for Faith and Public
David Walsh, PhD – CST & Democracy and CST and the Role of the State
- Professor Department of Politics at The Catholic
University of America.
Dr. Karen Wright – CST and Spirituality-
Program and Retreat Director for Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice.
Special Guest Speaker-
Mr. Thomas Rehermann – CAPP member, Economist at IFC of the
World Bank Group
Registration Information, CV’s, and Registration Form located at
Annus Pro Pontifice (“CAPP”)
is a lay-led Vatican organization founded by Pope John Paul II for
the education and evangelization of Catholic social doctrine through
business, professional and academic leaders.