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Book launch and launch of St Mary’s University Press - 27th February 2024

Date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Time: 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Venue: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Drawing Room

You are warmly invited to the launch of St Mary’s University Press and the launch of its first book, “Catholic Social Thought, the Market and Public Policy – twenty-first century challenges”. The book is edited by Philip Booth and Andre Alves, with contributions from: Hugo Chelo, Inês Gregório, Andrew M. Yuengert, Martin Schlag, Jay W. Richards, Robert G. Kennedy, Kaetana Numa, Stephen Nakrosis, Samuel Gregg, Russell Sparkes and Leonardo Franchi. It includes forewords by Rt. Hon. Ruth Kelly (member of the Vatican Council for the Economy) and the Most Rev. John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark.

The launch will be held at St. Mary’s University, Waldegrave Drawing Room, starting at 6pm.

Approximate timings are:  

  • 6pm - refreshments
  • 6:30pm - brief remarks from Anthony McClaran, Vice Chancellor and a representative of the board of St Mary’s University Press
  • 6:40pm - brief remarks from Philip Booth on behalf of the editors, followed by questions and discussion
  • 7pm - opportunity to purchase the book at the heavily discounted price of £10 (only available at that price at the launch), and further refreshments.
  • 7:45pm end of event.

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Comments from the authors of the forewords to the book

“I am delighted to welcome this collection of essays on the practical application of Catholic social teaching to some of the most pressing policy tasks we face today.” Rt. Hon. Ruth Kelly, member of the Council for the Economy of the Vatican. 

"To articulate properly the implications of Catholic social teaching, alongside theological voices, the Church needs the collaborative participation of those well versed in matters of economy, social and public policy, political theory and human development, at local, national and global levels. This timely and thought-provoking collection is an accessible testimony to such faithful and constructive partnership, promoting that fullness of life which Christ desires for all." Most Rev. John Wilson

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