The Devlin Lecture
The Common Good: Does Catholic education have a role?
The common good is a core concept of Catholic social teaching, of ethical philosophy, and of many religious faiths. In this lecture, Professor Stapleton will unpack this concept and demonstrate its critical relationship to the philosophy of Catholic education. He will also suggest new ways by which Catholic education, at all levels, can foster and contribute to the common good in the church and the world.
John J. Stapleton
John J. Stapleton, PhD St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
A professor and Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, John J. Stapleton has been active in Catholic and public education at the school and university levels for the past five decades. He has served as Dean of Education at Lakehead University and at the University of Manitoba, as well as Rector of St. Paul’s College in Winnipeg. His research is concerned with educational leadership and Catholic education. In 2010, Dr. Stapleton was awarded an honorary degree in Sacred Letters from Regis College in Toronto.
This lecture is made possible through the Devlin lecture fund.