Events sponsored by The Holy See Mission
Annual Seminar
2011 Catholic Social Teaching Seminar
Sunday, May 22, 2011  through Friday, May 27, 2011

Annual Catholic Social Teaching Seminar

“Yearning to be more: ensuring God a place in the public realm”

A week-long seminar on Catholic Social Teaching entitled, “Yearning to be more: ensuring God a place in the public realm”, will be held May 22-27, 2011. The purpose of the meeting is to train young college students in the social and moral teachings of the Church as they are expressed in the diplomacy of the Holy See. Some of the universities and colleges that have been represented are:

  • Assumption College
  • Ave Maria University
  • Benedictine College
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Christendom College
  • College of Mount St. Vincent
  • College of New Rochelle
  • College of Notre Dame
  • College of St. Mary
  • Creighton University
  • DeSales University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgian Court University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Our Lady of the Elms
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Saint Norbert College
  • Santa Clara Univeristy
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. John's University
  • St. Mary's College of California
  • St. Mary's University
  • Stonehill College
  • University of Mary
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Villanova University
  • Viterbo University

Students attend meetings at the United Nations and lectures at the Holy See Mission. Speakers include:

  • The Most Rev. Francis Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN
  • Senior officials of the United Nations
  • Ambassadors to the United Nations

Topics covered include:

  • The Organization of the UN
  • Diplomacy and the Holy See
  • The impact of the Catholic Social Doctrine on the UN
  • Poverty and Social Development
  • Economics
  • Religious Freedom
  • World Peace and Security
  • Global impact and Human Rights
  • Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding
  • Immigration
  • Human Trafficking
  • Women's Issues
  • Terrorism and Drugs

Other Highlights of the Seminar:

  • United Nations Tour
  • New York City Tour
  • Visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Movies, Interesting Discussions
  • Daily Mass, Community Prayer and other Sacramental Opportunities
  • Meeting other college students from around the country

Become more familiar with:

  • Compendium of the Catholic Social Doctrine of the Church
  • Vatican II Documents
  • United Nations Charter

For more information, please call Fr. Christopher Pollard at 212-370-7885.212-370-7885.


Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

25 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016-0903
Tel: (212) 370-7885 - Fax: (212) 370-9622