On May 13, 2014, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, sponsored the 10th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast was formed in 2004 to answer Pope St. John Paul II’s call to begin a New Evangelization. The breakfast has included many notable speakers over the years, including President George W. Bush and Cardinal Raymond Burke.
This year’s presenters included Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston. Both spoke about the need for Catholics to be strong witnesses for their Faith. Professor George focused on the cost of discipleship and encouraged Catholics to live the Gospel and remain strong in their faith in a world which is becoming increasingly hostile to those who truly believe and practice their faith. Cardinal O’Malley spoke of the need for Catholics to actively evangelize and be missionaries in their communities, often referring to the life of the Servant of God, Dorothy Day.
CUA’s School of Business and Economics is committed to integrating the Catholic principles of human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good with all aspects of business and economics. We prepare our students to be the business leaders with integrity and conviction that modern society demands.
Seniors Andrew Kueppers, Madeline Llopis, and Cassandra Lim attended the breakfast on behalf of the School of Business and Economics. All three seniors have received and accepted job offers. Madeline and Cassie have accepted jobs with KPMG in Washington, DC. Andrew Kueppers will be working for Travelers Insurance as an accountant. Andrew is also the recipient of this year’s President’s Award, the highest university award which is presented to a graduating senior each year. We congratulate these students as they graduate on Saturday May 17th.
Copies of the new book A Catechism for Business were also available to attendees who visited the exhibitor tables before the breakfast. The catechism was co-edited by Dr. Andrew Abela, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, and Dr. Joseph Capizzi of the School of Theology and Religious Studies. A Catechism for Business draws together the Church’s Social Doctrine on business, organized by topic and question. It serves as a reference guide for Catholic business leaders who wish to deepen their faith and grow in their understanding of Catholic Social Doctrine as applied to business. To learn more, visit the book’s webpage here: http://catechismforbusiness.cua.edu/