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J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D. â€“ International Catholic University
J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D.
J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D. is Professor of Theology and Director of the Catholic Studies Program at the University of Scranton.
He received his Ph.D. from Boston College, and an STL from the Gregorian University in Rome.
Professor Benestad is an expert on Catholic Social Doctrine, and testified before the House Labor Relations Committee General Assembly of Pennsylvania on the topic of unions in Catholic social doctrine.
is the author of many articles and several books, among them Church, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine.
J. Brian Benestad, PhDProfessor of TheologyUniversity of Scranton
The Concept of Social Justice
J. Brian Benestad, University of Scranton
Catholics have a tendency to accept ...
Catholics have a tendency to accept what is powerful in the culture, according to J. Brian Benestad, professor of theology and director of the Catholic studies program at the University of Scranton.
All these cases are part of a broader secular trend, and it's up to the laity to stand up by learning their faith and convincing others that it affects their lives, Benestad
Defending religious liberty is conduct-driven - through prayer, education and advocacy, he
J. Brian Benestad, professor ...
J. Brian Benestad, professor of theology and director of the Catholic studies program at the University of Scranton, will address religious freedom and obstacles to its exercise.
Pope John Paul II, in his
1988 document titled "Christifideles Laici," on the vocation and mission of the laity, identified one of those obstacles, Benestad
The pope said "one serious temptation that Catholics have is to separate their faith from their life," Benestad
"What makes it worse is that you have a number of political theorists who really don't want the Church to discuss controversial issues like euthanasia and abortion, for example, in the public square.
They want to confine the practice of faith to the private realm, and they don't want Catholics trying to apply their faith in the public arena."
Some Catholic politicians have contributed to the problem by separating their faith life from their public service, he
"We have the separation of church and state, but we don't have the separation of church and society," Benestad