Submit a Paper

Annual National Conference Of The Society Of Catholic Social Scientists

To Be Held At: St. Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania – Fri.-Sat., October 25-26, 2024

Paper presenters will be required to bring copies of their completed papers for distribution at the meeting-conference. Papers (generally limited to 20 pages) will be considered for publication, if the presenter wishes, in the SCSS’s peer-reviewed scholarly journal, The Catholic Social Science Review. Papers to be considered for publication will have to meet the submission requirements set out in the front of the 2023 issue (Vol. 28) of the Catholic Social Science Review or at www.pdcnet.org/cssr/Submission-Guidelines.

The proposed paper topic/title and a brief written precis must be submitted by June 1, 2024.

You can submit your proposed paper topic/title in three ways:

  1. With the online form below
  2. Send to:
    Dr. Jerome Foss
    St. Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Rd.
    Latrobe, PA 15650
  3. Email it to Dr. Foss (Jerome.foss@stvincent.edu)

PLEASE INCLUDE ON YOUR PROPOSAL: Both your regular mail address and email address and also your current institutional affiliation (if any). Proposals for panels and workshops without formal papers will also certainly be considered – you must list the presenters. Persons interested in being moderators for conference sessions should also indicate that preference on the enclosed sheet and send it to Dr. Foss at the above address or email him or submit it through the SCSS website. Please consider being a moderator.

N.B.: THE DEADLINE IS A STRICT ONE – NO PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 1 WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALSO: PERSONS MUST BE SURE THEY CAN ATTEND IF THEIR PROPOSALS ARE ACCEPTED. THE POLICY ADOPTED BY THE SCSS BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS THAT ANYONE WHO CANCELS WITHOUT A GOOD REASON WILL NOT HAVE A PROPOSAL ACCEPTED THE NEXT YEAR.

PAPERS ARE SOUGHT IN THESE BROAD SUBJECT AREAS:

  • Topics relating to Catholic social teaching and social encyclicals (from a social science, historical, theological, or philosophical perspective); or topics in Catholic social thought
  • The Catholic Encounter with American Culture (i.e., American Society)
  • The Catholic Encounter with Secularism in the Modern World
  • Catholics and American Political Life
  • American Catholic History
  • The History of Catholicism in Other Countries
  • Topics in Psychology, Theoretical and Applied, which Will Aid in Developing a Catholic Approach to this Discipline; Catholic Approaches to the Other Disciplines
  • Church and State; Religious Liberty; Religious Conflict; Relations between the Church and Other Faiths
  • Catholic Approaches to Law (Natural Law, Civil Law, Civil Rights, etc.)
  • Critiques of American, Canadian, etc. Social Policy from the Standpoint of Catholic Social and Other Teachings
  • Catholic Social Teaching Applied to Current Economic, Social, Political, or International Problems; Catholic Critiques of, and Institutional Alternatives, etc., for, the Economic and Political Orders Generally
  • How Catholic Social Teaching and/or a Catholic Worldview Generally Can Be Applied in Various
    Professions, Occupational Endeavors, Areas of Life, etc. (e.g., in business, social work, law, psychology and counseling, medicine, psychiatry, journalism, education, scientific fields, the organizing and operating of secular and Church institutions, etc.)
  • Social Science, Psychological, Historical, etc., Dimensions of Human Life Issues
  • Topics Related to the Family (e.g., Its Role as the Foundation of Society and the State; Problems Confronting it and Threats to it in Our Time; Ways of Assisting it without Undermining its Integrity, Rights, or Proper Role)
  • Topics relating to Catholic Higher and Pre-College Education
  • Critiques of Current Political and Economic Ideologies and Perspectives (e.g., neoconservatism, different versions of liberalism, the Austrian school of economics) in Light of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Historical, Political, Economic, or Social Topics, especially with a Catholic Dimension
  • Theological or Philosophical Topics with a Social Dimension, or Topics in Ethics
  • Other, related subjects will also certainly be considered.

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Submit a Session

Annual National Conference Of The Society Of Catholic Social Scientists

To Be Held At: St. Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania – Fri.-Sat., October 25-26, 2024

If you would like to organize and propose an entire conference session, consisting of 2-3 papers (or multiple panelists), please use the following form.

Moderate a Session

Annual National Conference Of The Society Of Catholic Social Scientists

To Be Held At: St. Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania – Fri.-Sat., October 25-26, 2024

If you would be interested in volunteering to be the moderator of a session or sessions (this involves primarily introducing the speakers, keeping time limits, and regulating the discussion period), please send your information by June 1, 2024.

You can volunteer in three ways:

  1. With the online form below
  2. Download this form and send to:
    Dr. Jerome Foss
    St. Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Rd.
    Latrobe, PA 15650
  3. Email your information or completed form (linked in  #2 above) to Dr. Foss (Jerome.foss@stvincent.edu)

We really need people to volunteer as moderators! Thank you for your assistance.

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The sessions are typically made up of two presenters, which are grouped together by the conference organizer according to similarity of topics. They last 90 minutes (about 30 minutes for each presentation and 30 minutes for questions and discussion). Sessions are not the same as panels, which the panel organizer lines up panelists for to speak on different facets of a particular topic. The panel organizer usually serves as the panel chairman or presider. People may serve as moderators even if they are also presenters in other sessions or chairmen of or on other panels.

We really need people to volunteer as moderators! Thank you for your assistance.
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