The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at USF enriches and enlivens the Jesuit Catholic character of USF and engages and develops Catholic social thought for the Church, the city and world.

The Lane Center staff, along with the Advisory Board and Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought, work to advance the scholarship and application of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the Church and society with an emphasis on social concerns. We sponsor academic programs, research and public praxis to promote and engage Catholic social thought especially in response to contemporary issues in order to fashion a more just and humane world.


A year into his papacy, Pope Francis is making all the right moves

Originally published in the Washington Post

After the Hype: Taking Stock of Pope Francis in Light of Argentine Catholic History

Originally published in Postcolonial Networks

Immigration hearing to focus on family unity

Originally published at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

3 million Syrians uprooted

Originally published in Catholic San Francisco


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