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This essay proposes that the humanities (and new directions in the humanities) as the centrepiece of the Catholic intellectual tradition can help the Catholic Church “read the signs of the times” in the contemporary world and in that way the Church can better serve the human family of God.


International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 2 • Copyright © Common Ground • ISSN 1447-9508 (Print) • ISSN 1447-9559 (Online)

Paper presented at the Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy, 20-23 July 2004 •

Article HC04-0067-2004



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