CBU Launches Catholic Roundtable

Dr. David Dault, Father Paul Watkins and Dr. Burt FulmerMemphis-Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) Religion and Philosophy department in conjunction with the School of Business will present “Caritas in Veritate: A Discussion of the Papal Encyclical and its Implications for Business Practices and Moral Life in America” as part of its new Catholic Roundtables at CBU on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on the CBU campus.

Pope Benedict XVI’s first social encyclical is concerned with the problems of global development and progress towards the common good of all peoples. Analysis will be provided by CBU faculty members, Father Paul Watkins and Dr. Burt Fulmer, with responses by students from the School of Arts and School of Business. The Catholic Roundtables encourage the participation of “non-experts” in these meetings, and all members of the Memphis Catholic community, lay and clergy alike are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Since 2009, the CBU Department of Religion and Philosophy has hosted an ongoing series of frank discussions, addressing issues of concern to the wider Memphis Catholic community. As an outgrowth of these discussions, the CBU Catholic Roundtables will meet semi-monthly, with each session lasting approximately two hours, and will be centered on a text from the contemporary Catholic tradition. Whether a personal letter from a Bishop, a paragraph of Catholic social teaching, or an excerpt from a Papal encyclical, the texts are chosen especially for their richness and likeliness to provoke discussion.

The Catholic Roundtables at CBU are free and open to the public. For more information, visit /cbu/Academics/SchoolofArts/rsphil/Roundtable/index.htm or contact Dr. David Dault at ddault@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3341.  ###

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