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A National Catholic Register story discussed how business leaders, graduates and students associated with the CUA School of Business and Economics say their goal is to transform how America does business. See the article below.

CUA Business School Baptizing the Free Market

From: National Catholic Register
Date: April 7, 2014
Author: Peter Jesserer Smith

WASHINGTON — Famous U.S. economist Milton Freidman once remarked that the only social responsibility of business “is to increase its profits.” But the School of Business at The Catholic University of America is challenging that economic philosophy with the social teachings of the Church, and is forming new captains of free enterprise to realize that the business of business is ultimately serving the needs of people.

CUA’s School of Business and Economics is challenging businesses large and small in the 21st-century economy to anchor their business practices in the Catholic Church’s social teachings. Late last month, the school’s dean, Andrew Abela, along with co-editor and professor of moral theology Joseph Capizzi, unveiled the new Catechism for Business, a handbook for businesspeople who want to know the Church’s social doctrine and their obligations to work for a just society.

Abela told the Register in an interview that the whole purpose of the Catechism for Business and the School of Business is “to combat this notion that business is amoral.”

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