Dr. Daniel K. Finn, PhD, a leading author and scholar on the relationship between economics and Catholic social teaching, spoke on Connecting Spirituality, Markets & the Financial Crisis: The Moral Theology of Markets.

Dr. Finn is Professor of Theology and the William E. and Virginia Clemens Chair in Economics and the Liberal Arts at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.  He is pastpresident of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America. A member of the Board of Trustees of USC’s  Institute for

Advanced Catholic Studies, his books include The Moral Ecology of Markets: a Framework for Assessing Justice in Economic Life (Cambridge, 2006) and The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life (Oxford, 2010).  He has received the Monica Hellwig Award for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Intellectual Life from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Thomas F. Divine Award for Lifetime Contributions to Social Economics and the Social Economy from the Association for Social Economics, and the Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award from Saint John’s University.

Dr. Finn, who comes to us with the strong recommendation of Fr. Jim Heft, will outline the history of Catholic social teaching, and  will discuss recent encyclicals and the proposal of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for stronger international oversight of financial markets.  A question and answer period will follow.

Sponsored by Holy Family’s Social Concerns Ministry.

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