Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

CNA—Amid steady forecasts of demographic decline, one economics professor says that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse than people predicted. A Brookings Institution report published in June said that the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, combined with the social effects of the pandemic itself, could trigger a sharp decline in births. Those predictions…
Where’s the Catholic Voice??? At Least a Few Bishops Publicly Condemn Hate Crimes against Catholics and History and Truth

Where’s the Catholic Voice??? At Least a Few Bishops Publicly Condemn Hate Crimes against Catholics and History and Truth

CNA—As rioters across the United States target statues depicting historical figures, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced that destruction, along with calls to destroy some depictions of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgina Mary. “Should certain statues be placed in museums or storage? Perhaps. Should we let a group of vandals make those…
The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio, a popular and unique business & ethics radio show now in its Fourth Year, has a new time slot on AM860 The Answer in the San Francisco Bay Area, now airing at 1:00 pm every Saturday.  Produced by the Catholic Business Journal, the radio show and radio podcast features three remarkable and…
Pope: Catholic entrepreneurs must live out Church’s social teaching

Pope: Catholic entrepreneurs must live out Church’s social teaching

CNA—Catholic business owners have both a grave responsibility and an opportunity to promote the Church’s social teaching in a difficult atmosphere, Pope Francis told young entrepreneurs Monday. “I am well aware that it is not easy, in everyday life, to reconcile the needs of the faith and the social teaching of the Church with the…
Practical Reality of Socialism: Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has ‘led the country to a terrible ruin’

Practical Reality of Socialism: Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has ‘led the country to a terrible ruin’

Caracas, Venezuela, Nov 4 2019-CNA—Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro “truly had love for Venezuela they would have already left power.” In an interview published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, Cardinal Urosa, Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, noted that the Maduro administration “has really led the country…
Kayne’s New Album and the Dignity of Work

Kayne’s New Album and the Dignity of Work

U.S. senator and noted hip-hop enthusiast Marco Rubio shared his thoughts on rapper Kanye West’s new gospel album in a recent interview with CNA. “I don’t know if I like it or dislike it,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CNA of the track “Selah” on West’s highly-anticipated album “Jesus is King.” Rubio said the track…
Human Dignity and the Purpose of Capitalism

Human Dignity and the Purpose of Capitalism

In a recent First Things article titled “What is Economics For,” Senator Marco Rubio explains how the teachings of the Catholic Church on the dignity of work and workers can rebuild the American economy. Rubio begins his article by quoting Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum: “Work and working people have a fundamental dignity that all societies are bound to respect and…
How the Amazon Synod Turns Poverty Into a Utopian Ideal and Other Pan-Amazon Synod Reflections

How the Amazon Synod Turns Poverty Into a Utopian Ideal and Other Pan-Amazon Synod Reflections

(Catholic Business Journal may or may not agree fully with the opinions expressed in this article and those referenced at the end,  however we do believe these articles make very important points worth considering, especially by Catholic business leaders—See first article below and others at the end —ed.) Catholic doctrine teaches that both poverty and…
Why Bernie Sanders’ ‘overpopulation’ theory is total bunk

Why Bernie Sanders’ ‘overpopulation’ theory is total bunk

We feel this article is important for Catholic business professionals because as president of the Population Research Institute and, long ago when he was a Stanford University grad student, as the first to break first-hand, boots-on-the-ground news of China’s shocking and brutal one-child policy, Catholic author Steven Mosher is particularly well-positioned to talk about themes…
The Catholic case for the free market

The Catholic case for the free market

As history has proved and previous popes have noted, no economic system is better at lifting people out of poverty and providing work — and in the process, offering human dignity — than the free market. First posted Sept 23, 2015 on CNN, this Op.Ed piece is as relevant now as then, and expresses the…
CUA’s Abela Claims Today’s Defense of Capitalism is Missing the Mark

CUA’s Abela Claims Today’s Defense of Capitalism is Missing the Mark

Special to the Catholic Business Journal—2019 Napa Institute, Napa, CA—Dr. Andrew Abela, in a keynote talk at the just completed Annual Napa Institute, said that we have taken the bait and are trying to defend something that cannot be defended. Capitalism, a term created by Karl Marx as an “ism,” is ambiguous and does not…
What’s Wrong with Socialism?

What’s Wrong with Socialism?

Any serious Catholic business professional, especially business owners, know how profoundly government affects business, work, profit, property ownership, taxation, regulations, R&D, and more. Much more, including freedom of lifestyle and choices, and even freedom of religious practices.  But many U.S. citizens today — most likely due to stunted elementary and college education, politically correct social…
‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn

‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn

As Catholic business professionals living our faith and doing business in today’s global culture and workplace environment, it is imperative that we clearly know the difference between socialism, communism and capitalism. It’s also critical that we know why Popes throughout the ages have repeatedly condemned the severely individual-ignoring, freedom-restricting, government-imposing principles of socialism and communism.…
Medicine, Religion, Ethics, Professionalism : Seton Hall Seminarian Andrew DeSilva Reflects on Ethics Fellowship at Auschwitz

Medicine, Religion, Ethics, Professionalism : Seton Hall Seminarian Andrew DeSilva Reflects on Ethics Fellowship at Auschwitz

During the 2019 Days of Holocaust Remembrance, Deacon Andrew J. De Silva, a seminarian who completed his fourth-year of theology studies at the Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, reflected on his Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). The two-week program challenges its participants to reflect on the role of…
What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”?

What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”?

Catholic business professionals are not politicians, and yet we (and our businesses, principles of Faith and livlihoods) are on the front lines of most politically-motivated law or issue.  Increasingly these issues seem to be pointing to Capitalism vs. Socialism, a topic about which several popes through the ages have issued brilliantly addressed encyclicals.  We need…
Venezuelan National Guard attacks Catholic Church, Bishop Speaks Out

Venezuelan National Guard attacks Catholic Church, Bishop Speaks Out

San Cristobal, Venezuela, May 2, 2019—CNA—Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the socialist government of president Nicolas Maduro. Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez of San Cristóbal de Venezuela said May 1 that “this afternoon a horde of Bolivarian National Guardsmen attacked Our…