Symposium on the Church's Social Doctrine

Beginning in May, we will be running a three-part symposium, lead by Paul Tomory Sr, on the foundation of the Church’s social doctrine. 

Paul Tomory Sr. is a professional engineer, father of seven, and founding member of the Catholic Teacher’s Guild. He has an avid interest in the social teachings of the Church, which he has studied extensively over the past 25 years.

Structure: There will be recommended readings prior to each session. The sessions will each build on the other so we ask for a commitment to attend all three sessions (realizing of course that the unexpected does happen). These are not meant to be lectures – discussion is welcome and encouraged. 

RSVP: Please do so by April 30, 2009

When: Saturdays May 9, May 23 and June 6 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Mount Pleasant Library (

Cost: none, but BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee)


Session 1: Introduction to the Social Doctrine of the Church: Defining the Human Person

Session 2: The Principle of Subsidiarity

Session 3: The Principle of Solidarity



Mission: to challenge young professionals to grow intellectually and spiritually in Christian solidarity to build the Civilization of Love

Civitas is an organization for young professionals (people who have started their careers, whether it is in the home, in the workforce, or pursuing post graduate studies). Our purpose is to bring young professionals together in a social and intellectual setting to discuss topics that are relevant to us in the modern world. We are inspired by the life and teachings of John Paul II and his challenge to build a new culture founded on truth.


Mount Pleasant Library
599 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Toronto, ON
43° 42' 13.95" N, 79° 23' 18.1284" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.