March 9, 2017
Presenters:  Richard J. Clifford, S.J. and Thomas Massaro, S.J.

In the wake of the 2016 campaign season and election, a number of concerns surfaced regarding the dual identify of Catholics as committed believers and citizens.  This presentation addresses how Catholics today may draw from the Church’s tradition of reflection on public affairs in ways that honor Catholic moral teachings and foster agency.  To help articulate the Catholic voice, Fr. Clifford speaks on the biblical tradition of the Old Testament prophets, and Fr. Massaro presents elements of Catholic Social Teaching that provide a framework for critically engaging key issues through our unique perspective as citizens.  

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is STM Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, and Thomas Massaro, S.J., is professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.