Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 17, 2012

Brian Simboli
Pages 323-336

Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Social Science, and the Public Square

This essay explores the relationship between Ex Corde Ecclesiae and its application in the United States on the one hand and the practice and teaching of the social sciences on the other. The paper reflects on ways the bishops and laity can advance the social sciences, which provide the current-day lingua franca of public discourse, and expresses the need to invoke social scientific research in the public square.