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Kathryn Getek Soltis

Thursday, February 18, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST


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While the scandal of mass incarceration is increasingly obvious to the American people, we have not yet come to terms with the moral challenges it presents. At stake are deeply theological notions of justice, punishment, and mercy. In particular, Catholic Social Thought makes critical demands on behalf of racial and economic justice, challenging our apparent appetite for exile and stigmatization.


Kathryn Getek Soltis is director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education and Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University. Her areas of research include the Catholic social tradition, mass incarceration, and family ethics. She served for several years as the lay Catholic chaplain in Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston and is a volunteer prison minister in the Philadelphia Prison System.

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