The Role of the Parish: The Application of Ives Congar’s Theological Principles to the Theory and Content of Four Social Service Programs as Described in Studies Between 1958 and 1962
Background of the Study. A primary concern of this study is to try and resolve a controversy which is becoming apparent in the literature from the field of Social Work and its relationship with the literature that is being written on the Catholic parish. A pertinent aspect to this problem is the very nature of the parish. In the field of Social Welfare, however, there is a growing awareness that the urban parish, especially one heavily burdened with material and social problems can be helped by Social Work programs on the parish level. In the last five years for example four studies have been made on social service programs which exist on the 2 parish level. In addition to these the National Institute of Mental Health recently granted $50,000 to a Catholic parish in Brooklyn, New York, to evaluate several aspects of a social service program which it has established. This program is being directed by a priest Social Worker of Brooklyn Catholic Charities in Hew York City.
Social work|Social research|Theology|American history
Frain, Jerome Patrick, "The Role of the Parish: The Application of Ives Congar’s Theological Principles to the Theory and Content of Four Social Service Programs as Described in Studies Between 1958 and 1962" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724996.