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What is Gaudium et Spes?

Gaudium et Spes (meaning "Joy and Hope"), is the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World and from the Second Vatican Council. The document is an overview of the Catholic Church's teachings about man's relationship to society, especially in reference to economics, poverty, social justice, culture, science & technology, and ecumenism.


Walsh DVD: Br. Francis Blouin on Gaudium et Spes

Interested in Walsh's third President, Br. Francis Blouin's, thoughts on Gaudium et Spes?  DVD copies available on Reserve in the Walsh Library or Archives!

Gaudium et Spes Text


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    Click here to be redirected to the Vatican's copy of Gaudium et Spes.

Summary and Critical Comments, by Gerald Darring

Gerald Darring, professor of Theology at Spring Hill College and webmaster of the Theology Library, has written on Gaudium et Spes extensively and is a good resource for those looking for additional information on the text.


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