Attendance will be limited for this function, so your prompt RSVP is very much appreciated.
Dr. Russell Hittinger, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology at Catholic University, will deliver a lecture on the agents and recipients of social justice. Dr. Hittinger will seek to clarify the categories and questions in the area of justice.
Dr. Hittinger is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Tulsa. He is a Senior Fellow at the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago and also serves there as a Visiting Scholar on the Committee on Social Thought.
In 2001 Bl. John Paul II appointed him to the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, of which he became ordinarius in 2004 and, since 2006, appointed to its governing board. In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences as ordinarius. He is one of only two lay academics in the world to be appointed to two pontifical academies. In 2003, to mark the centenary of the death of Pope Leo XIII, he offered a lecture to the Ministry of Culture of the Italian Government. In December 2006, he addressed the President, Prime Minister, and Speakers of the Polish Parliament, culminating a week-long celebration of human rights and the Polish constitution.
Dr. Hittinger is currently the Dean of the DSPT College of Fellows.