Goals of the Vincentian Center

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The Vincentian Center for Church and Society pursues the following goals:

  1. Mission. Create opportunities for Church personnel and University personnel to discuss their mutual interests, identify needs, align interests and develop collaborative projects.
  2. Capacity Development for Church Personnel. Develop capacity for and promote research, academic programming and publications which strengthen Church personnel and Church organizations.
  3. Communication Structures. Sustain communication with Church leaders as well as with the worldwide Vincentian family to inform planning and enrich activities.
  4. Resource Inventories. Maintain inventories of University resources to respond to requests and inquiries of Church leaders and community based organizations.
  5. Networking. Maintain and facilitate relations with local, national and international Church organizations to assure relevance of Center’s programming in service to and with the Church. 

Food for Thought

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)