Dr. Marianne Siegmund, Director of the MAPS program for Holy Apostles College and Seminary, recently published an article entitled, “Pope John XXIII’s Mater et Magistra: The Encyclical and the Notion of the Common Good” in The Catholic Social Science Review Volume 24 (Fall 2019): p. 57-73.


In Pope Saint John XXIII’s Encyclical, Mater et Magistra (May 15, 1961), the Holy Father sought to apply the Church’s social doctrine to numerous situations of the times. Among them, was the issue of the common good. Dr. Siegmund’s paper first anchors the encyclical within the larger frame of world history at the time in which it was written, and then offers a brief overview of Mater et Magistra. In light of two specific themes in the encyclical, the individual person and socialization, a final remark highlights the notion of the common good.



Read Dr. Siegmund’s article HERE.