We missed this one in December, but worth showcasing now: McDonald’s Franchise Owners Keep Priorities Clear and Simple

We missed this one in December, but worth showcasing now: McDonald’s Franchise Owners Keep Priorities Clear and Simple

We at Catholic Business Journal missed this one in December but feel it is worth showcasing as a reminder at the start of the new year. Consider this simple Faith at Work story encouragement for keeping our FAITH principles top-of-mind in every decision we make, every action we do, including at work and in the…
What do you think?  Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

What do you think? Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

CNA—American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations, after years of criticism from LGBT groups. On Monday, the Chick-Fil-A Foundation announced the organizations it would donate to in 2020. Notably, the foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.…
Meet the quiet Catholic money manager who’s comfortably beating the market

Meet the quiet Catholic money manager who’s comfortably beating the market

MarketWatch—More than 30 years ago, Philadelphia stockbroker Mark Mulholland bought a sandwich for a homeless man and it changed his life. “He said to me, ‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did unto me,’” Mulholland recalls. “Then he said, ‘That is Matthew, 25.’” He pulled a bible…
CA Business professionals: Tracing the Footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra: 21 Missions in 21 Days

CA Business professionals: Tracing the Footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra: 21 Missions in 21 Days

Pro-active Catholic business professionals in California, some of them connected with The Year of Prayer, partnered with seasoned Catholic organizations—Knights of Columbus, Blue Army, Knights of Columbus of California, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, to name a few— to jointly sponsor and coordinate and promote not only a year of prayer but more immediately…
Celebrating St. James, a gift for aspiring disciples

Celebrating St. James, a gift for aspiring disciples

On July 25th, the Church celebrated the Feast of St. James the Apostle, whose journey from fisherman to evangelist should inspire and encourage us all. Imagine that you are at work sitting at your desk, giving a presentation, or doing some manual labor and a man that you’ve admired and heard about approaches you and…
Lenten Reflections from a Catholic Business Leader

Lenten Reflections from a Catholic Business Leader

For this article, I’ve been asked to “dig deeper” and to share some of my inner, personal motivations for Lent this year. It’s a challenge I am happy to embrace, even though imperfectly, because throughout my career and even now I have been — and continue to be — inspired by and learn so much…
Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

A few years back, I was meeting with my Spiritual Director regarding work. As we were praying, with a hint of uncertainty as to why he was asking me, he asked, “When people say to you ‘Who do you work for?’ how do you respond?” Having proudly extricated myself from the grind of a corporate environment and into entrepreneurial status, I said, “I tell them I work for myself.” My Spiritual Director looked at me, chuckled knowingly and said, “Oh, Okay.
Q&A: Working with a Chameleon

Q&A: Working with a Chameleon

Dear Dick: I’m a confidential secretary. The problem is my boss. In an effort to please people, she tells them what they want to hear. This means that many times she is untruthful, telling one person one story and another person a story that conflicts dramatically. These are not minor variations of the same story,…