Since 1856, Assumption has been an important presence in St. Paul and in the Archdiocese and has always served the spiritual and real human needs of parishioners and our neighbors. Now we want to do more. We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative at Assumption, the Center for Catholic Social Thought. The mission of the Center is to spread the message and practice of the Catholic Social Teaching my means of education, research, and conversation Catholic Social Teachings are treasures of our Catholic tradition. They go beyond politics, ideologies, and other common realities that divide us. The Center will provide opportunities for everyone to learn and inform a response to the Gospel as we interact with the world around us – whether in our own neighborhood, across the country or across the globe.