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About the project

This website is one of the fruits of the TWCF-sponsored project on freedom, globalisation, enterprise and civil society in 21st century Catholic social teaching. It is part of a range of initiatives that integrates the mission of St. Mary’s University with societal concerns. St. Mary’s research centres such as The Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults, the Centre for Bio-Ethics and Emerging Technologies and the Benedict XVI Centre as well as our Art of Dying Well project are other aspects of our work to promote a wider public understanding of cutting-edge research. In addition, our collaboration with the Oxford-based Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics helps bridge the gap between academia and the general public.

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Online Course (New)

Our new online, freely available course is intended to address the challenges of Catholic social teaching in our current era. It can also be thought of as a “taster” for the university’s MA in Catholic Social Teaching.

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Latest Blog post

Is the technocratic paradigm our new religion?

Some of you may be familiar with the phrase “technocratic paradigm” from Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical Laudato si’. But what is he talking about? I define it as an all-encompassing expression of a technical way of thinking.

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Events

Punishment and prisons in 21st century Britain

The Benedict XVI Centre at St. Mary’s University, together with the Caritas Social Action Network and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, evening discussion on Punishment and Prisons in the 21st Century with Bishop Richard Moth and Rev Jonathan Aitken, chaired by Professor Philip Booth.

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