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Dear Brothers and Sisters


Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)
March 24–26, 2011

Speakers who can apply their wisdom to the important questions of the day included:


Cardinal Peter Turkson

President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Cardinal Turkson will offer the annual Romero Lecture.

View video of lecture

Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J.

University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice,

Department of Theology, Boston College

View video of lecture

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Theology Department, Marquette University

View video of lecture

Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F.

Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics,

Catholic Theological Union

View video of lecture


Registration fee: $150

Registration fee for students $75

No registration fee for Notre Dame faculty and staff

Registration deadline: March 22, 2011

You are welcome and invited to attend conference presentations or workshops without being a registered conference participant. Click on either the Conference Agenda Booklet or Schedule of Events below for a listing of the presentations and workshops. We hope to see you at the conference. Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

CST Conference Agenda Booklet

Conference Schedule of Events

Local Area Resources

Request for Papers

The core purpose of the Dear Brothers and Sisters Conference is to intellectually explore the thematic social issues that have been addressed by modern Catholic social thought by assembling some of the most respected experts in Catholic social ethics. In order to garner original and creative insights of the topics, we are posing to the scholars, “If you were Pope, what social issue would you address with an encyclical and what would you prescribe?” Some of the issues we hope would be addressed include: ecology, capital punishment, immigration/globalization, gender and race, peace, and human and economic development. The primary audiences would be the general undergraduate population and all faculty on campuses that seek to integrate Catholic social teaching into their courses or have a more thorough understanding of social action intellectualism as part of Catholic identity.


Center for Social Concerns; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Catholic Relief Services; Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for the Study of Religion and Society; College of Arts & Letters, Henkels Lecture Series, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Cushwa Center for American Catholicism; Department of Theology; Institute for Latino Studies; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; National Center for the Laity; Office of Sustainability; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor 


Registration for the Association of Catholic

Colleges and Universities Wrap Around Meeting


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