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Catholic Social Teaching

Author:  Rev. Chris Lowe '15

Rev. Chris Lowe, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Class of 2015, recently published a guide on Catholic social teaching.

As summarized on the website for Amazon, Catholic Social Teaching: Group Reading Guide is perfect for small groups, youth ministry, or adult faith formation. This clear and accessible guide helps us understand both the “whats” and the “whys” of the Church’s social teachings and how they provide the moral compass we need to navigate our complex and increasingly polarized world.

What does the Church teach about immigration, war, caring for our neighbor, the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death, employment and labor unions, climate change, and other crucial social issues? To fully understand, we need to look beyond politics, opinions, and popular culture. We need to appreciate the Church’s extensive social doctrines, their breadth, history, and the reasoning behind them. In these five informative and enlightening sessions, Fr. Chris Lowe guides us through the Church’s official Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and introduces us to twelve vital pillars of the Church’s social teaching.

Rev. Christopher L. Lowe was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston in 2015. Fr. Chris was born and raised in South Portland, Maine. He earned a M.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. Prior to entering the Seminary, he worked for several technology companies in Massachusetts, including a ten-year stint at IBM. He also served as a music minister and organist at two parishes in Massachusetts - Saint Mary Parish in Ayer and Saint Catherine Parish in Westford.


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