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Serving the poor

Social Justice and Social Charity in the Business World

Rhetoric based on social justice has been on the rise, often interpreted through a narrow set of concerns. But what if there is better way to understand and address social ills?

Dr. Karel Sovak
Sep 1, 2022
Acts of service

The Gift of Fraternal Humility

It is critical for us to understand that our gifts are not ours to hold onto, but rather are ours to give away to others in need.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Jun 2, 2022
Two men working in a field

"Laborem Exercens" and the Dignity of Work

St. John Paul II's encyclical "Laborem Exercens" explores the connection between human dignity, flourishing, and labor, providing a vision of work that is especially important today.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Jan 27, 2022
A lighthouse in the morning

Business and the Light of the World

Mission-driven Catholic business education is founded upon the truths contained in the Nicene Creed and seeks to form professionals who shine forth with the light of Christ.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Dec 9, 2021
Pedestrians and bicyclists

Common Grace and the Common Good

Guiding business students to view their careers through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching assists in forming them to see how business can be used as a force for good.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Jun 24, 2021
A Man Looking at an Urban Horizon

Perfections, Powers, and Excellence

Alexandre Havard, founder of the Virtuous Leadership Institute, joined Dr. Karel Sovak, Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, to discuss virtue, business, and education.

Alexandre Havard
Dr. Karel Sovak
Apr 22, 2021
Two business students studying notes

Building Culture and Institutionalizing Mission-Driven Business Education

If we are serious about the Catholic mission and identity of business education, we must evaluate how its commitments are operationalized, especially amongst the teaching faculty.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Apr 22, 2021
University students studying

The State of Business Education at Catholic Universities

Few Catholic universities integrate a Catholic vision into their business programs, and few theologians have engaged questions of business.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Apr 15, 2021
A Notebook in an Auditorium

An Integrating Vision of Business Education at Catholic Universities

For a Catholic business school to engage its mission and identity fully, a conviction in the unity of knowledge and the complementarity of faith and reason must play a central role.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Apr 8, 2021
Business Education

Catholic Social Teaching in Business Education

The infusion of Catholic Social Teaching into business education programs contributes to the formation of virtuous leaders capable of bringing the Gospel to bear on all aspects of life.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Mar 18, 2021