Martin, Thomas M. Books

Professor Thomas M. Martin was the Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton until his passing in 1992.

Using a Family Perspective in Catholic Social Justice and Family Ministries
1995 0-7734-9428-6
This collection of papers examines the principles presented in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' document A Family Perspective in Church and Society in the context of Catholic social teaching, and develops implications for family policy and social justice concerns in the church. The first part examines recent trends and changes in family life and proposes a policy agenda for the 1990s that addresses these changes. The second part develops linkages between social justice and family life programs so that the former can incorporate a family perspective, and the latter can more effectively advocate for and empower families. It provides strategies for implementation in parishes, dioceses, human service programs and homes.