Pacem in Terris and the Professional Life

Pacem in Terris and the Professional Life

This panel discussion focused on the papal encyclical Pacem in terris, issued by Pope John XXIII in 1963. It was the first encyclical addressed not only to the Catholic faithful but also to all people of good will. It urged respect for human rights, the establishment of equality among nations, and emphasized the individual's moral duties in creating a peaceful and just global community.

The panel summarized and contextualized the importance of the document for the church and the world in the light of the signs of the times. Prominent scholars from Loyola University Chicago offered their reactions to the document, and discussed how the document intersects with the aims of their professions and how they engage curriculum that highlights peace and social justice in their vocations.


Presentation by Dr. Robert A. Ludwig
Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago


Dr. Kathleen Getz
Dean, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Noah Sobe
School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Julia Pryce
School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago

Hon. Thomas More Donnelly
Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, adjunct professor at Loyola Law School

Dr. Julia Lieblich
School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago


Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J.
Director, The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage