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Liberty and Solidarity: Living the Vocation to Business:
Conference Proceedings

Edited by Dr. Andrew V. Abela,  Beatriz E. Lopez

ISBN-13: 978-1507546789
ISBN-10: 1507546785
BISAC: Business & Economics / General

There appears to be a decline in confidence in the market economy as the engine of prosperity for all. A renewed focus on solidarity — love of others — in the marketplace could draw more people into the “circle of exchange” (Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, 34), strengthen confidence in the market economy, and drive greater liberty and prosperity. 
But do the concepts of liberty and solidarity really belong together in commercial activity? An individualistic perspective sees them as opposing one another... 
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Faithful Measure: Gauging Awareness of the Catholic Church's Social Doctrine
Authored by Andreas Widmer, Catherine Pakalu

ISBN-13: 978-1511820318
ISBN-10: 1511820314
BISAC: Business & Economics / General

This research study focused on providing insights to the Catholic Church on how well Catholics understand well-defined Catholic terms, and to know what the words she currently employs actually mean in the vocabulary of those who listen to her, and if that meaning does not overlap with the Church’s definition of that word or term, what alternate term would do so. 
A list of the core Catholic Social Doctrine phrases, principles and thoughts we tested for in our research...
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A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching
Edited by Dr. Andrew V. Abela, Dr. Joseph Capizzi

  • Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
  • ISBN-10: 081322585X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813225852

Many managers who believe themselves to be religious are all too willing to "check their religion at the door" of their workplaces. They may simply be ignorant of the implications of their faith for their business practices. Catholic teaching on business and economics has been described (with intentional irony) as the Church's "best kept secret." The Catholic Church has over the years developed extensive and detailed guidance for many areas of business. But this guidance is often buried within lengthy teaching documents that may not be easily accessible to the busy executive. Answers to specific moral questions may be tough to find. | More