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Charity in Truth

Event took place on April 12, 2012- Human Development, Economy, and the Common Good: Engaging Benedict XVI's Charity in Truth. See below for more information:

Thursday, April 12, 2012, Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Blvd, 63105

The CSJ Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought and the office of Mission Integration are pleased to announce an Interdisciplinary Symposium:

Human Development, Economy, and the Common Good:

Engaging Benedict XVI’S Charity in Truth

This symposium engaged the latest Catholic Social Thought document to be published by the Catholic Church. The aim was to provide a concrete opportunity for students and faculty to explore together the bearing that Catholic Social Teaching might have on their respective disciplines, majors, or other interests.

Our keynote presenter was Dr. Gregory Beabout (Saint Louis University Philosophy)

3:00-4:15 PANEL DISCUSSION I (Library Board Room)


Prof. Jason Sommer (English, Poet-in-Residence)

Prof. Stephanie Afful, (Psychology)

Prof. Daryl Wennemann (Philosophy)

Carol Campbell (Student, Religious Studies)

Jessica Stevens (Student, Psychology/OT)

4:30-5:45 PANEL DISCUSSION II (Library Board Room) 


Prof. Jack Luzkow (History)

Prof. Corinne Taff (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Prof. Margaret Gilleo (Philosophy)

Anna Hotop (Student, Religious Studies)

Sara Mueller, (Student, English)

Marielle Counts (Student, Dietetics)

6:00-6:45 RECEPTION (President’s Reception Rm, East Bldg)


This complimentary reception includes\d drinks and heavy appetizers.

7:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Dr. Gregory Beabout 


“The Profile of the Manager in Caritas in Veritate:


From Office Executive to Wise Steward”


Dr. Gregory Beabout (Philosophy Department, Saint Louis University) is the author of Freedom and Its Misuses: Kierkegaard on Anxiety and Despair and is currently completing a book entitled The Character of the Manager, a critical engagement with the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre.


Linda Maurer Magrath (Dean of the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies, Fontbonne University)

Mark Alexander (Management Faculty, Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies Fontbonne University)

Greg Taylor (Executive Vice President, Fontbonne University)


Please click here for the flyer Charity in Truth (pdf, 339.72KB)