Meghan J. Clark, Ph.D., is an associate professor of moral theology at St John’s University (NY). At St. John’s, Dr. Clark engages students inside and outside the classroom on diverse topics in moral theology and Catholic social thought. She is a senior fellow of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society and serves as a faculty expert for the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations. In 2015, Dr. Clark was a Fulbright Scholar to the Hekima Institute for Peace Studies and International Relations at Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya. She has conducted fieldwork on human rights and solidarity in Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. In May 2018, she was a Visiting Residential Research Fellow at the Centre for Catholic Studies at the University of Durham (UK).

She is author of The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: the Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights (Fortress Press, 2014) and co-editor of Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach (Orbis, 2106), both of which were awarded first place prizes from the Catholic Press Association Book Awards. She contributed the commentary on Caritas in Veritate in the 2nd edition of Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretationsedited by Kenneth Himes from Georgetown University Press (2017).  Active in public theology, she is a columnist for US Catholic magazine and a contributor to America Magazine and Millennial Journal.

Additionally, she is on the faculty advisory board for Catholic Relief Services “CRS University” Faculty Learning Commons. From 2010-2013, she served as a Consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice. From 2012-2018, she was on the Board of Directors of America Media.  She received her Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College (2009) and her BA summa cum laude in cursu honorum in philosophy and theology from Fordham University (2003).

Other Videos of interest:

• “Biblical Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching”, America Magazine, http://bit.ly/2vD6ZGc.

• “Theologians Respond to Laudato Si’: A Roundtable”, America Magazine, http://bit.ly/2wavT1s.



August 4, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Rich Fool helps us remember that private property is not absolute. The goods of the earth are never really just “mine” to do with as I please.

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