When Pope John Paul II addressed the General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission in 1986, he encouraged the Assembly to “search out more than ever, with boldness, humility and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long term solutions; adaptable and effective concrete solutions.” Building from Vincentian heritage and the wisdom of the Vincentian family, this paper uses Pragmatic Inquiry to construct a method - Vincentian Pragmatism - that will foster the kinds of systemic change that Pope John Paul II envisioned.
Scott Kelley. "Vincentian Pragmatism: Toward a Method for Systemic Change" Vincentian Heritage Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2012) Available at http://via.library.depaul.edu/omvpubs/23/