Dr. Karen Shields Wright

CAPP Member | Professional | CAPP Fairfield County, CT

Dr. Wright has volunteered as Program Director and recently acted as the interium co-Executive Director of Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice. She has been a member of CAPP since 2003.

She received her graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction and Master’s in Spirituality at Fordham University, and holds her professional license in the State of Connecticut where she maintains a part-time practice of chiropractic medicine, in addition to spiritual counseling and advocacy for cancer patients. 

Previously Karen Wright has represented her profession at Vatican conferences as the founder of an ‘association of the faithful’ for her colleagues, and presented at professional international conferences speaking on ethics and spirituality of a Catholic health care provider: Spirituality in the Clinical Setting: The Praxis of Practice, The Spirituality of Catholic Health Care, Sacramental Spirituality.  


Articles on Catholic Social Teaching:

More Thought on the Fundamental Principles of CST
There are three fundamental principles of CST, the greatest of which the Church insists is the first: A correct understanding of the human person, which is Human Dignity: this is the prime principle!
posted on: Feb 22, 2012 09:49pm
Adult Faith Formation in Catholic Social Teachings
The Catholic Social Doctrine has its place where faith and politics meet. The Church’s aim is to not replace the State, but to simply help purify reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just.
posted on: Jan 21, 2013 12:13pm
What is Basic Health Care? (Audio)
A bishop’s document from 1993 states: “Every person has a right to adequate health care.” Note the language is "adequate" - not "basic."   It continues, "This right flows from the sanctity of life and the dignity that belongs to all human persons, who are made in the image of God.” Health care is more than a commodity; It’s not simply a possession, it is a basic human right, thereby drawing from Pacem in Terris.
posted on: Jan 08, 2014 04:02pm
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