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Micah Senior Executive Project

May 15, 2014
Dear WBC and Micah Friends,

 

The next session of Seton Hall’s Micah/ Woodstock Business Conference chapter is scheduled for 6pm, May 28th in the Dean’s Conference Room located in the Walsh Library.  WBC presents two articles for consumption this month.  Joseph J. Dunn’s, “A Defense of Business Education in Catholic Schools” appeared in the March 24th edition of America.  David O’Brien’s contribution is a response to Dunn’s work.

 

The writers have different backgrounds. Joseph J. Dunn is a retired business executive and the author of “After One Hundred Years:  Corporate Profits, Wealth, and American Society.”  O’Brien’s background is academic as he is a retired history professor at Holy Cross. 

 

Yet, despite dissimilar paths, both have a concern about the role of Catholic business education in contemporary society. In fact, Mr. O’Brien seeks to find common ground with Mr. Dunn.

 

Joseph Dunn postulates the benefits of a Catholic understanding of business for future leaders.  With such knowledge future executives might best be prepared to prevent corporations from, as written by Pope Francis, “drifting into a spiritual worldliness, camouflaged by religious practices, unproductive meetings and empty talk.”

 

David O’Brien believes that Mr. Dunn would agree that business and politics are inseparable.  He argues that if the American political economy were studied openly and honestly, we might find that Catholic social teaching is a helpful resource, one that might be used to help turn business and all work into a vocation.

 

Because of their heritage, Catholic universities have a unique opportunity to distinguish themselves from secular schools.  Seton Hall is trying to capitalize on the rich traditions of our faith and develop servant leaders.  So, these articles about Catholic business education assessment and formation are quite relevant.


From my perspective, this month’s reading should raise many questions, and lead to very good discussion.  Take time to read and think about the ideas expressed by the authors.

 

See you on the 28th!

 

Wally Kennedy

Co-Director, Micah Institute for Business and Economics

Center for Catholic Studies

Seton Hall University

(973) 275-2525

www.shu.edu/go/ccs

 

2013-2014 Woodstock Business Conference Meeting Materials

Seton Hall Chapter

May 28, 2014

Reading Materials for the Meeting

Dunn, Joseph.  "Noble Vocations: A Defense of Business Education in Catholic Schools.America Magazine, March 2014. and a response by David O'Brien, retired History Professor, Holy Cross.

 

April 30, 2014

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Lopez, Kathryn Jean.“The Business of Conscience: Making More than a Hobby of Religious Faith.

 

March 26, 2014
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Liddy, Colette M. “Finding and Serving our Neighbors in a Digital Age: Pope Francis’s message on communication.Patheos Catholic, March 11, 2014

February 26, 2014

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January 29, 2014

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December 18, 2013

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  • Lowney, Chris. (2013). "The New Leader." Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads (p. 1-12). Chicago, IL:  Loyola Press.

November 20, 2013

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October 20, 2013

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September 25, 2013

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2012-2013 Woodstock Business Conference Meeting Materials

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May 29, 2013

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April 24, 2013
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March 19, 2013
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February 27, 2013
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January 30, 2013

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December 19, 2012
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November 28, 2012

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October 31, 2012
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September 26, 2012
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February 29, 2012
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January 25, 2012
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December 14, 2011

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