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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press (March 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081322585X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813225852
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a brilliantly conceived and executed handbook. I imagine that it will be translated into many languages around the world. A Catechism for Business is the most practical handbook of Christian social teaching in relation to the vocation of persons in business ever produced. 
Michael Novak, 1994 Templeton Laureate
 
 

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This is a fantastic repository!  It should be mandatory reading for any Catholic in business, and recommended reading for any non-Catholic interested in what the Church really teaches.
Patrick Lencioni, author of The Advantage and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
 

The Church's social teachings are a "best-kept secret" because they are often presented as answers without questions.  Dr. Capizzi and Dean Abela have provided the questions, from the heart of the business enterprise, along with accurate but succinct responses from Catholic social doctrine.  In their expert hands, the teaching has a chance to be heard.
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
 
 
Work is not only a necessary activity but a beautiful expression of our creative nature, and this book is a vital resource for anyone who wishes to align work--and the workplace--according to God's love and vision of the human person. Authors Abela and Capizzi do a great service to Christians in providing the most relevant Catholic teachings on the matters of labor, business, employment, wages, economic systems, and a myriad of related issues so relevant and so contentious in today's world.
Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus, and author, A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World
 
 
Businessmen and theologians are like distant cousins, and often they're just not on speaking terms. If anything can bring them into conversation, it's this superb catechism, which achieves the minor miracle of being both erudite and readable.
John L. Allen Jr., Senior Correspondent, National Catholic Reporter
 
 
Every Catholic CEO needs to read and study this book.
Tim Busch, CEO, Pacific Hospitality Group and Chairman, Napa Institute
 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn Felice on April 28, 2014
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Have read this very thoroughly researched book and have nothing but praise for it. It is aimed at a Catholic audience but the replies to some rather tricky questions are so startlingly clear and logical that this book should be read by any one ,of any faith or even of no faith at all, but who has sound moral principles and wishes to conduct one business life in an upright and successful manner

The two strictly Catholic directives relate to contraceptives and abortion. These are the guidelines for Catholics, though giving them some thought by non Catholics, would not come amiss !

An eye opener of a book and highly recommended reading for all.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Santiago A. Bonetti on March 27, 2014
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This is an eye-opening book. It is a book for those who seek to pursue their professional vocation nobly, with a view to the good of those it serves. And it invites all Christians to engage in important reflection on the rich themes of Catholic Social Doctrine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Melancon on May 15, 2014
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I teach social justice (39yrs) and business ethics (12yrs) at a Catholic high school. This compendium is a fantastic aid in communicating Catholic teaching in an easily retrievable source. The integration of various Catholic documents and sources allows one to encounter key themes and insights without having to go through the multiple sources in their entirety (but identifies the sources for you if you wish to consult the full text).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark LaPointe on June 11, 2014
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Anyone writing about the Catholic Church and business ethics needs to consult the voluminous social teaching of the popes and Vatican curial staffs. This book is a much needed shortcut to one's research. However, after reading it, you will be convinced the Magisterium has next to nothing to say about the topic! Nearly all the statements are about macroeconomics and systems, not microeconomics and individuals. (An exception is persons employed by the media.) This is the primary strength of the book, it does its job well--research, that is. If there is nothing to be said, there is nothing to be said!

Now, for the weaknesses of the book.
1). The above point is also the biggest disappointment. It means the primary purchasers will be the theologian (by necessity) and the student (by force), not the businessman.
2). The reader can tell the authors desperately want to provide commentary but refrain. Their periodic notes become irritating after a while. It would have been better if they had added all the explanations they wanted in the introduction or in an appendix.
3). Why was Abela’s contribution described at the end of the Introduction, but not Capizzi’s? I would have appreciated at least a mention of his contribution since everyone else involved in the book's origin received recognition.

In sum, "catechism" is a good title for marketing purposes but not for the book's content. If businessmen are seeking guidance, they should turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its the section on morality. This instruction, though not specifically for business ethics, would be much more helpful at providing “tough ethical questions and insights from Catholic Teaching.”
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