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Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual National Conference-Meeting

October 24-25, 2014 - Mount St. Mary’s University

Summary of Conference Schedule:

FRIDAY
Catholic Social Science Review Editorial Board Meeting: 8:00-9:00 Knott Auditorium (Editorial Bd. members only)

SCSS Board of Directors Meeting: 9:00-11:00 Knott Auditorium (Board of Directors members only)

Breakout Session 1: 12:30 – 2 Seminary
1a. Publicly Engaging Marriage, Family, Life Issues
1b. Wisdom from Popes Francis and John Paul the Great

Plenary Session 1: 2:30-4 Knott Auditorium
Brad Wilcox Family as a Social Justice Issue

Breakout Session 2: 4- 5:30 Academic Center
2a. Family and the New Evangelization
2b. Christian Perspectives on Economics and Policy
2c. The Future of Western Secular Culture
2d. History Panel 1: American Catholic History

Dinner: 6-7:30 Cardinal Keeler Dining Room; Patriot Hall

SATURDAY
Breakout Session 3: 8:30 – 10: Academic Center
3a. Public Questions of Marriage and Sexuality
3b. Theological and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics
3c. Political Science Old and New
3d. History and Geography

Breakout Session 4: 10:15 – 11:45 Academic Center
4a. Political Science Panel 1
4b. History Panel 2
4c. The Church and Capitalism: Political Economy and Human Agency
4d. The Human Person: From New Natural Law Theory to Sociology


LUNCH: 12-1: Available in Patriot Dining Hall (attendees on their own)


Disciplinary Sections: 1-2: Academic Center

Plenary Session 2: 2 – 3:15 Knott Auditorium
Pat Fagan Marriage and Family: the Template of Society

Breakout Session 5: 3:30 –5 Academic Center
5a. Political Science Panel 2: Presidential Power after Obama: A Question for Catholic Concern
5b. Church Teaching on Marriage and Family
5c. Society and Social Work
5d. Dignity and Social Justice

MASS 6-7 Immaculate Conception Chapel


Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting
October 24-25, 2014
Mount St. Mary’s University

Detailed Conference Schedule:

FRIDAY
Catholic Social Science Review Editorial Board Meeting: 8:30-9:30 (Editorial Board members only)


SCSS Board of Directors Meeting: 9:30-11:30 (Board of Directors members only)


Breakout Session 1: 12:30 – 2 Seminary
1a. Publicly Engaging Marriage, Family, Life Issues
Moderator: William Saunders
Pat Fagan Christians Enjoy the Best Sexual Relations: The Data Illustrate the Divine Paradigm, and the
Divine Gift to Human History, That Christian Marriage Is
William Saunders The Impact of 20 Week Abortion Restrictions

1b. Wisdom from Popes Francis and John Paul the Great
Moderator: Marianne Siegmund
Michael Ruszala Pope Francis and the Culture of Encounter
Marianne Siegmund The Social Dimension of Prayer According to Pope Saint John Paul the Great


Plenary Session 1 2:30-4 Knott Auditorium
Brad Wilcox Family as a Social Justice Issue


Breakout Session 2: 4- 5:30 Academic Center
2a. Family and the New Evangelization.
Moderator Stephen Sharkey
Fr. D. Paul Sullins Are Outcomes for All Family Types Alike?: New Sociological Findings on Same Sex Marriage
and Parenting
Stephen Sharkey Talking "Natural Law" in a Postmodern Culture: Some Sociological Observations
Andrew Lichtenwalner Advocating for Marriage and the Family: Current US Bishops’ Programs and Pastoral
Emphases

2b. Christian Perspectives on Economics and Policy
Moderator: David Dieteman
Alex Binder In Pursuit of the Common Good: Laissez-faire, Reform, or Revolution?
Anamaria Conley The Christian Economist as Policy Advisor
David Dieteman F.A. Hayek’s Missing Piece: Christianity

2c. The Future of Western Secular Culture
Moderator: Andrew Essig
Cecilia Castillo Law without Good as an End: Libertarian Law and the Deterioration of Community
Laurence Reardon New Christendom or New Secularization?: Jacques Maritain’s Vision of Western Democracy
Revisited
Mark Roberts Philosophical Presuppositions of Students at a Catholic and a Secular University

2d. History Panel 1: American Catholic History
Moderator: David Gilbert
Adam Tate Spreading Catholicism, Engaging Southern Culture: Catholics in Antebellum South Carolina
Kevin Schmiesing Property in the U.S. Catholic Church

Dinner: 6-7:30 Cardinal Keeler Dining Room; Patriot Hall (A special SCSS Award
will be presented to Dr. Germain Grisez at the dinner, and SCSS President
Stephen Krason will speak about the state of the SCSS and answer questions)
SATURDAY
Breakout Session 3: 8:30 – 10: Academic Center
3a. Public Questions of Marriage and Sexuality
Moderator: TBA
Elizabeth Holmes Redefining Civil Society to Omit the Family Masks the Critical Contribution of the Family
Mary Imperato From Public Morality to Individual Liberty: Understanding the Decriminalization of Violations
of Traditional Sexual Morality
Jose David Lapuz Catholic Social Teaching Applied to Current Economic Social and Political Problems: The
Reproductive Health Law of the Congress of the Philippines--Problems and an Opportunity

3b. Theological and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics
Moderator: TBA
Virginia Arbery A Critique of Rational Choice Theory from an Aristotelian Perspective
Joshua Schulz Christ's Transfiguration of Riches
Carmine Gorga Economics of Sentimentality: Economics of Contemporary Society

3c. Political Science Old and New
Moderator: Stephen Krason
Joseph Herbert The Reward of a King: Political Philosophy and Shakespeare’s Richard III
David Reichardt Is a Christian Center in Europe Emerging? A Comparison of the Level of Religiosity and
Secularization in the East-Central European Context
Joseph Varacalli The Contemporary Tea Party Movement in the United States: History, Function, Impact, and
Catholic Critique

3d. History and Geography
Moderator: TBA
James Gaston Paul Vidal de la Blache, Geography, and the Unity of the Sciences
Stephen Nakrois History and Hagiography: Researching the Modern Saint
William Zehringer Alfred the Great and the Preservation of Christian Civilization


Breakout Session 4: 10:15 – 11:45 Academic Center
4a. Political Science Panel 1
Moderator: Robert Hunt
Ken Grasso The Twilight of American Christendom
Gary Glenn Does Neuhaus’s Law also Apply to Public Morality?

4b. History Panel 2
Moderator: Kevin Schmiesing
David Gilbert Protestant Strategies and Popular Resistance in the English Reformation
Hanael Bianchi In the Pews after Vatican II: The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s GIFT program, 1970-1975

4c. The Church and Capitalism: Political Economy and Human Agency
Moderator: Anamaria Conley
Peter Colosi The Catholic Church and Capitalism
Eileen Norcross
& Christoper Koopman The Political Economy of Pope Francis
John Larrivee Incorporating Human Agency and Civil Society into the Social Teachings


Saturday: Breakout Session 4: 10:15- 11:45 (Ctd.)
4d. The Human Person: From New Natural Law Theory to Sociology
Moderator: Tobias Nathe
Tobias Nathe How a Consistent Theo-Logic Discredits New Natural Law Theory
Colbert Rhodes The Practice of Religious Truths are Central to Sorokin's Goal of Achieving Social
Reconstruction
Clifford Staples Resisting the Dictatorship of Relativism with Josef Pieper’s Platonic Sociology


LUNCH: 12-1: Available in Patriot Dining Hall


Disciplinary Sections: 1-2: Academic Center


Plenary Session 2: 2 – 3:15 Knott Auditorium
Pat Fagan Marriage and Family: the Template of Society
(The SCSS’s Pope Pius XI Award for Contributions toward the Building Up of a
True Catholic Social Science will also be presented to Fr. James Schall, S.J.)


Breakout Session 5: 3:30 –5 Academic Center
5a. Political Science Panel 2: Presidential Power after Obama: A Question for Catholic Concern
Moderator: Stephen Krason
Panelists: Steven Brust, Robert Hunt, Stephen Krason

5b. Church Teaching on Marriage and Family
Moderator: Clifford Staples
Msgr Robert Batule Humanae Vitae: How Cultural Facts on the Ground Vindicate its Teaching
Robert Fastiggi Cardinal Kaspers’ Proposal for the Admittance of Divorced and Remarried Catholics to Holy
Communion

5c. Society and Social Work
Moderator: Scott Hunt
Michael Barga Orthodoxy and Progressivism in the Roman Catholic Church and the Social Work Profession
Benjamin Brown Consumerism as Restless Detachment and Its Influence on Marriage and Family Life:
Understanding a Key Issue for Social Work and Evangelization
Scott Hunt
& Robin Haarr A Sequence of Sexual Violence against Smuggled Migrant Women: Pastoral Challenges Faced
along the “Journey of Hope”

5d. Dignity and Social Justice
Moderator: Melvin Kulbicki
Jean-Francois Orsini Three Dimensions of Human Dignity
Joseph Friona Toward a Better Understanding of Social Justice
Carmine Gorga Economics of Morality: Economics of Moses, Economics of Jesus


MASS 6-7 Immaculate Conception Chapel