The Catholic Business Leader: A New Orleans Symposium with Cardinal Peter Turkson
9/29/2022 - 10/1/2022
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Loyola University of New Orleans and Xavier University of Louisiana
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The Catholic Business Leader: A New Orleans Symposium is a joint collaboration of Xavier University of Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans with resource assistance from the Catholic Community Foundation of New Orleans that will take place on September 29, 2022 through October 1, 2022.

This gathering of Catholic business educators, business executives, and civic leaders takes its inspiration from the document The Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection published in 2014 by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Cardinal Peter Turkson, then-prefect of the dicastery, was at the helm of the project and Dr. Michael Naughton, Director for the Center of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, was one of the document’s main authors.

Cardinal Turkson will give the symposium’s keynote address on September 29th at Xavier and Dr. Naughton will chair the first session at Loyola on September 30th.  Also scheduled as speakers are best-selling author Dr. Chris Lowney, Fr. Nicky Santos, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community and Associate Professor in the College of Business at Creighton University, and many other Catholic intellectuals and business leaders from around the country and the greater New Orleans area.

The objective of the symposium is to generate dialogues on acknowledging Catholic business leadership as a vocation. This concept draws its nourishment from the font of Catholic Social Teaching’s complementary principles of subsidiarity (an awareness that all members of the workforce are recognized as made in the image of God or imago Dei) and solidarity (working towards generating products and services that contribute to the common good).
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