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Our Great Commission: The Call of the Laity to Holiness & Reform in Times of Scandal

By Timothy R. Busch, Founder of the Napa Institute

I, like many of you, have been disheartened by the unfolding scandal regarding now Archbishop Theodore McCarrick - a scandal we thought had been sufficiently handled in 2002 with the implementation of the Dallas Charter, which adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual indiscretions with minors by p...

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Work as the Creator of Wealth and Well-Being

By Steve Grossman

I derive my inspiration from the words of the Prophet Isaiah 58:10 in which he says, “If you offer your compassion to the hungry and relieve the oppressed, then shall your light shine in darkness and your gloom shall be like noonday… You will be known as the rebuilder of ancient walls, the resto...

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Vocation of Business: Putting a Stamp on Creation

By Luke Burgis

The Greek word for “character”, charaktíra, referred to the stamp or impress used on a coin or seal. Nature is the seal. What kind of stamp will you imprint on it? Vincent Van Gogh said that “Art is man added to nature … nature, reality, truth, but with a significance, a conceptio...

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The ‘Everything Handmade’ Trend Will Curb Job Losses

By Dr. Jay W. Richards

Experts have predicted the looming automation of everything, with machines replacing labor and putting half the population out of work. This forecast seems to follow from basic economic logic: Economic growth is about getting more output from less input. Labor is an input. We are now devising pow...

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Will Manual Labor Disappear?

By Dr. Jay W. Richards

Machines are replacing more and more factory jobs. Five million such jobs have disappeared in US since 2000, mostly from automation. Many fear that this means the end of manual labor. Are they right? It’s true that in the next twenty years, most routine jobs will go to machines. That includes n...

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St. Josemaría Escrivá and the essence of work

By Dr. Max Torres

As providers of work, you’ve undoubtedly given thought to how the satisfaction, motivation and productivity of your workers might be enhanced. As children of God and the Church, you may have considered the Catholic social teaching that the most significant aspect of work is the personal develop...

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