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

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)