We continue to be blessed because of individuals like you who have, whether through your monetary or spiritual support, helped us to strengthen and expand IACS. We remain faithful to our mission: to bring scholars together from different religious traditions and academic disciplines to do research on major issues facing society, and to help move the Catholic tradition thoughtfully, creatively, and faithfully into the 21st Century.
During this past year, with your support, we have done many good things:
As you can see, it’s been a busy year—and I have listed only a few of the things we have done.
Our relationship with USC continues to be one of remarkable collaboration. We have ambitious plans for the future, and count on your support to help us accomplish them. Your contribution will enable IACS to fund special scholarly and student initiatives and provide the funding to initiate key projects that later will become full-fledged research initiatives such as the True Wealth of Nations and the Mullin Generations in Dialogue Scholars Program. We would very much appreciate your financial support to accomplish these goals.
Fr. James Heft, SM
After Vatican II: Trajectories and Hermeneutics
Since the closing of Vatican II (1962-1965) nearly fifty years ago, several multi-volume studies have detailed how the bishops at the council debated successive drafts and finally approved the sixteen documents published as the proceedings of the council. However, the meaning of those documents, their proper interpretations, and the ongoing developments they set in motion have been hotly debated. In a word, Vatican II continues to be very much a topic of discussion and debate in the Roman Catholic Church and beyond. The council was an extraordinarily complex reality. It is no wonder, therefore, that opinions vary, sometimes sharply, as to its significance. This volume explores these major flashpoints.
The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life:
Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth) is the ‘’social’’ encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, one of many papal encyclicals over the last 120 years that address economic life. This volume, based on discussions at a symposium co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, analyzes the situation of the Church and the theological basis for Benedict’s thinking about the person, community, and the globalized economy.