Andrew Abela , dean of the School of Business and Economics, and Joseph Capizzi , associate professor of theology and religious studies, were interviewed for a March 25 National Review Online article about their book A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching .
Abela also participated in a Washington Post Q-and-A about whether businesses have religious freedom.
From: National Review Online Date: March 25, 2014 Author: Kathryn Jean Lopez
A business isn't a person, critics - and Barack Obama's Department of Justice - argue in response to challenges to the Department of Health and Human Service's Obamacare abortion-drug, contraception, and sterilization mandate, the first of which is being heard today before the Supreme Court. But businesses are run by individuals, who do have religious freedom. This is increasingly hard for many to understand. "At work, many managers who consider themselves to be faithful are all too willing to 'check their religion at the door,'" Andrew V. Abela and Joseph E. Capizzi write in the introduction to the new book they've edited, released this week, A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching . This privatized view of religious faith in the workplace can be quite innocent - businessmen are "often simply . . . unaware of the implication of their faith for their business practices," Abela and Capizzi write.
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From: The Washington Post Date: March 25, 2014 Author: Max Ehrenfreund
The Supreme Court will hear two controversial cases about whether President Obama's health care law can require companies to provide certain forms of contraception to their employees through a health insurance plan. Although the case will probably affect only a small group, the implications are potentially far-reaching. Lawyers will debate whether, if corporations are people, they have religious freedom, and to what extent that freedom can exempt them from regulations.
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