Joy and Hope: The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes)

We invite you to join this study, beginning April 24, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Nazareth Room. Please contact Chris Steffan to register so that we may have reading materials prepared. 


Part I: The Church and Man’s Calling

  • April 24: The Intro—Dignity of the Human Person
  • May 1: The Community of Mankind /Activities Throughout the World /The Role of the Church in the Modern World

Part II: Problems of Social Urgency (An Overview)

  • May 8: Marriage and the Family/The Proper Development of Culture/Economic and Social Life/The Political Community/Peace and the Community of Nations


The Catholic News Service has reported that Pope Francis has asked Catholics to prepare for the Holy Year 2025 by re-reading and studying the documents of the Church, especially: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), December 1963; Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium), November 1964; Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), November 1965; Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), December 1965.

This is our third study of the documents of the Church. We complete Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium earlier. You do not need to have attended previous studies to attend this study. Contact Chris Steffan to Register.