Course Description

This course will serve as an overview of Catholic social teaching, examining its roots in the Old and New Testaments, it's historical development from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis, and some of the central principles of Catholic social thought. Topics to be covered include: the dignity and vocation of the human person, integral salvation, authentic human development, the common good, why the Church is concerned with social justice, the connection between justice and evangelization, the personal and social dimensions of sin, and much more.

Hours of Instruction: 4

Joe Cady

Joe Cady holds degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Arizona State University, as well as a master's degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He has worked for over ten years in Catholic parishes in youth ministry, adult faith formation, social ministry, and sacramental preparation. Joe is currently Director of Adult Catechesis at St. Timothy Catholic Church, adjunct professor of Theology at the University of Mary-Tempe, and instructor at Kino Catechetical Institute. He is the Author of Truth Be Told and Faith and Reason(s). Joe and his wife currently live in Tempe, AZ with their seven children.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1 - Catholic Social Teaching and Laudato Si

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

    • Session 1 - Video

  • 2

    Session 2 - Catholic Social Teaching and Laudato Si

    • Session 2 - Video

  • 3

    Session 3 - Catholic Social Teaching and Laudato Si

    • Session 3 - Video