Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (7:00 p.m. Colloquy)

St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Boise

Fr. Donoghue Hall











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Speakers; inclusive of Dominican Tertiaries among others:





7:00 p.m.

Welcome –  Benediction


Fr. Bart de la Torre, O.P., Ph.D.

7:05 p.m.

Introduction—Vision, Focus, and Purpose of Colloquium


John Keenan, J.D.

7:30 p.m.

Social Justice & the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church


Mark Gross

8:15 p.m.

Biblical Sources; Principles of the Social Doctrine

 Holy Scriptures

Handouts; review of Biblical principles.

8:30 p.m.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Stephanie DeNinno





9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Benediction, Introduction


Fr. Bart de la Torre, O.P., Ph.D.  John Keenan, J.D.

9:15 a.m.

Sublimus Dei  -- March 29, 1537

“On the Treatment and Enslavement of Indians”  Pope Paul III

Sublimus Dei

Carolyn Reese

9:30 a.m.

Rerum Novarum – May 15, 1891

“On Capital and Labor”

Pope Leo XIII

Rerum Novarum

Mary Ellen Nourse, Ph.D.


10:10 a.m.




10:30 a.m.

Casti Connubii  -- December 31, 1930

“On Christian Marriage”

Pope Pius XI

 Casti Connubii

Phil Ferguson

11:00 a.m.

Quadragesmo Anno – May 15, 1931

“On Reconstruction of the Social Order”

Pope Pius XI

Quadragesmo Anno

Anita Moore, J.D.

11:30 p.m.

Vatican II 

Vatican II Documents


12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK (on your own)



1:15 p.m.

Humanae Vitae  -- July 25, 1968

“On the Regulation of Birth”

Pope Paul VI

Humanae Vitae

John Brown, M.D.

1:45 p.m.

Rappresentanti in Terra – December 31, 1929

“On Christian Education”

Pope Pius IX

 Rappresentanti in Terra

Briana LeClaire

2:15 p.m.

Laborem Exercens  -- September 14, 1981  Pope John Paul II

Laborem Exercens

Patrick LaFratta, Ph.D.

2:45 p.m.




3:00 p.m.

Centesimus Annus  -- May 1, 1991

“On the 100th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum

 Centesimus Annus

Mike Turner

3:45 p.m.

Caritas in Veritate – June 29, 2009

“In Charity & Truth” 

Pope Benedict XVI

 Caritas in Veritate

Fr. Bart de la Torre, O.P., Ph.D.

4:30 p.m.

Evangelii Gaudium – November 24, 2013

“The Joy of the Gospel”

Pope Francis

 Evangelii Gaudium

John Keenan, J.D.

7:00 p.m.

Round Table Discussion (Panel discuss CST with Colloquium attendees).

Organized  Group Discussion





John Keenan, J.D


I.                  Bibliography.  Other documents and papal encyclicals of import (with links):

a.                   Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concerns), December 30, 1987 – John Paul II

b.                  Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), March 25, 1995 – John Paul II

c.                   Deus Caritas Est (On Christian Love - God is Love), December 25, 2005 – Benedict XVI  

d.                  "Christianity, Socialism, and Wealth Creation"  By Brian Griffiths, Acton Institute

e.                   "Poverty Cure

f.                    Catholic Social Principles, Cletus Dirksen, C.P.P.S. (Herder Book Co.) (1961). (Amazon) (Abe Books)

g.                   Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana (USCCB Publishing) (2007) (Amazon) (Abe   Books)

II.               Related sources:

            a.   Summary  of the Colloquium of Catholic Social Doctrine.  {With links to Encyclicals).

            b.   "Introduction to Social Justice" by William J, Ferree, S.M., Ph.D.

            b.   Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  No. 1

            c.   Principles of Catholic Social Teaching   No. 2


For questions and information relating to the Colloquium, please contact:


Mr. John C.  Keenan, O.P., J.D.

Colloquium Chairman


208.867.6327 cell


For questions and information regarding the Chapter, please contact:

Mrs. Carolyn Reese, O.P.L.

Prioress Emeritus

Blessed Margaret of Castello Chapter

Boise, Idaho 83704