Catholic Economics? Capitalism, Solidarity, and Catholic Social Thought

On November 14, 2013, the Collegium Institute hosted an afternoon panel discussion on capitalism, solidarity, and modern Catholic social thought at the University of Pennsylvania.  Our featured speaker was Dr. Maciej Zieba, OP, a former activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement, a close associate of Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II) and the author of the new book “Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism.”  Our respondent was Dr. Mary Hirschfeld, economist and theologian at Villanova University.  This event was cosponsored by Penn’s Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part I)

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part II)

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld’s Comment

– Director’s Introduction: Catholic Economics

CREDO Reception RSVP

 Kindly RSVP for this event by Friday, December 20, 2013.

The Collegium Institute is proud to sponsor the inaugural reception of the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO) during the annual meeting of the American Social Science Association (ASSA) in Philadelphia on January 4, 2014.

CREDO fosters community, conversation, and dissemination of non-partisan economic research and expertise as it relates broadly to Catholic social thought, the Church, and society. Two of its founding members are Penn faculty who are core supporters of the Collegium Institute.

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:45 a.m., Bishop John McIntyre will celebrate Mass for friends of CREDO and the Collegium Institute at St. John the Evangelist Church (one block from the conference headquarters at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown). Mass will be followed by a breakfast reception in the Independence Ballroom III of the Marriott Hotel (1201 Market Street). We will be joined at breakfast by Bishop McIntyre and Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who looks forward to discussion and insight from our group.

With the support of a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute, the Collegium Institute is delighted to welcome guests free of charge. Space is limited, however, and will be reserved for those who respond first. Please RSVP to by this Friday, December 20, 2013 for the opportunity to join us.