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Kathryn Getek Soltis

United States
Institution Villanova University
Position Director, Center for Peace and Justice Education and Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
University Profile Website URL
Recent Publications
  • “Family Relationships and Incarceration” in Sex, Love, and Families: Catholic Perspectives, ed. Jason King and Julie Hanlon Rubio (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020). [Forthcoming]
  • “Can Justice Demand Prison Abolition?” Church Life Journal, 12 March 2019 .[]
  • Erin Brigham and Kathryn Getek Soltis. “Engaging Faculty Around the Catholic Social Tradition: An Analysis of Practices and Outcomes for Catholic Higher Education,” Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Vol. 37, No. 1 (2018): 89-109.
  • “Raising Our Kids: Social and Theological Accounts of Child-Rearing amid Inequality and Mass Incarceration.” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 38 (1): 95-112 (2018).
  • “Gaudium et Spes and the Family: A Social Tradition with Room to Grow,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 12(2): 245-258, (2015).
  • “Which Justice? Whose Social Sin” (Essay in response to Amy Levad’s Redeeming a Prison Society) published in Syndicate: A New Forum for Theology, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January/February 2015); also appeared at for the online forum, Jan. 19-28, 2015.
  • Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, co-editor with William Werpehowski (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books). Hardback version published in 2014. Paperpack version published in 2016.
  • “Mass Incarceration and Theological Images of Justice,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 31(2), 2011.
  • “The Christian Virtue of Justice and the U.S. Prison,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 8(1): 37-56, (2011).
  • “Virtues and Vices: A Franciscan Perspective,” Moral Action in a Complex World: Franciscan Perspectives, Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers 2008, ed. Daria Mitchell (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2008).