Leading economist, Catholic writer, and advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Charles K. Wilber masterfully engages pressing economic concerns and other complex spending issues in light of Catholic social teaching in his book titled Catholics Spending and Acting Justly: A Small-Group Guide for Living Economic Stewardship.
Following on the success of Catholics Going Green, this new eight-week small group course on economic stewardship explores ongoing questions about how one spends limited human, natural, and monetary resources. Following an introductory session, groups learn about the seven core themes of Catholic social teaching and are then encouraged to apply Catholic moral principles to the pressing economic decisions of their households, local communities, nation, and world.
Between meetings, group members are encouraged to take small steps toward better stewardship such as studying family consumption patterns, evaluating household budgets against Catholic values, improving one’s work environment, or helping an unemployed friend find a job. Ideal for faith-sharing groups, campus ministries, and social outreach groups.
Charles K. Wilber is the emeritus professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and a fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.