CASC Lumen Magazine_Winter 2021


Ryan Institute welcomes Dr. Tim Ketcher as the 2021-22 Ryan Fellow, principally an Opus College of Business faculty position, to pursue research in Catholic social teaching and business theory and practice. Ketcher is a longtime adjunct professor of ethics and business law with the Opus College of Business. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Illinois and has a wide breadth of experience in the corporate world. During his tenure as a Fellow, Ketcher will focus his research on the ethical implications of algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence for the traditional Christian understanding of the human person. In preparation for the 12th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education, titled Freedom, Subsidiarity and the Spirit of the Gift, in Budapest, June 23- 25, 2022, the Ryan Institute is hosting a series of speakers. This fall, Dr. Zachary Stangebye, University of Notre Dame, joined the Ryan Institute to discuss national public debt, and Catholic Studies Professor Dr. Robert Kennedy joined for a conversation on taxation. Since 2011 the Vocation of the Business Leader , a partnership between Ryan Institute and the Holy See’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has been translated into 15 languages. The newest edition is now available in Vietnamese for the first time, thanks to a group of faithful Vietnamese who have been studying Catholic social teaching together. The translation will be officially published in Ho Chi Minh City.

‘DEEP DOWN THINGS’ PODCAST SEASON 2 NOWAVAILABLE The second season of the LOGOS Journal’s “Deep Down Things” podcast is now live. Astronomer Christopher Graney of the Vatican Observatory kicked off the season with hosts Dr. Dave Deavel and Liz Kelly . Other guest topics include James Matthews Wilson, who explores the question “Souls or Selves?” and Jared Zimmerer from Word on Fire discussing the aesthetics of Russell Kirk. We also launched a podcasting partnership with Catholic Answers. Among other podcasting platforms, “Deep Down Things” can be found on the Catholic Answers podcast app. Visit deepdownthings to become a member of the podcast community.

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