The Catholicity of Catholic Charities

In 2019, Dr Pat Jones CBE completed research with the Centre for Catholic Studies at the University of Durham, in collaboration with Caritas Social Action Network. Pat’s work explored Catholic identity and faith-based provision, among diverse charities in the Caritas network in England and Wales that seek to end homelessness in personal, regional and national contexts.

CSAN interviewed Pat in January 2020, to introduce aspects of the research, especially for a non-academic audience, and discuss some of the implications for mission, education and advocacy. To listen to the conversation, please tune in to our YouTube channel.

Research Summary, written by Dr Jones (pdf, 0.4mb)

Link to full thesis on University of Durham website.

‘A dash of treacle: on whether and how Catholic responses to homelessness stand out’ – 2017 blog by Dr Jones, published by the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice.