Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems


The CCIP was conceived by Fr. Raymond McGowan as a way of bringing together Catholic leaders in the fields of theology, labor, and business, with a view to promoting awareness and discussion of Catholic social teaching. Its first meeting was held in Milwaukee. While it was the venue for important discussions during its existence, its demise was due in part to lack of participation by business executives who perceived the dominant tone of the group as anti-business.




A.I. Abell, American Catholicism and Social Action : A Search for Social Justice, 1865-1950

K. Schmiesing, Within the Market Strife : American Catholic Economic Thought from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II