The Laity and the Evangelization of Business

A lecture from the St. Anthony of Padua Institute's Manhattan Forum

The Laity and the Evangelization of Business

Catholic Social Teaching has always emphasized the need for justice in our economic relationships. Yet in his 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI insists that love is likewise an essential part of business. But is this accurate? Is it not enough for a businessman or woman to simply act with justice? Or is the pope expounding a principle which, though often forgotten, lies at the core of rational business and economic relationships? In this lecture, John Médaille, instructor in theology at the University of Dallas and author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace, explores these important questions.

   

 



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