- This event has passed.
Theology on Tap – Silicon Valley
September 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We’re back for the fall series! This is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21-39) to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. Come before 7:10pm and the first drink is on us!
Ernest Pierucci, Esq. – Capitalism and Catholicism: Enemies or Allies?
In recent months, there has been a media frenzy over Pope Francis’ alleged denunciation of capitalism. Some have even claimed that the Pope has endorsed communism. But what is the official Catholic teaching on the human person in relation to the free market? Moreover, has Pope Francis broken from his predecessors on this subject? TOTSV is pleased to welcome a renowned expert on Catholic social teaching who will clear the muddied waters and lead us in a discussion considering questions that face the average working Catholic. After a hard day’s work, do you sometime feel like you’re just a cog in a de-humanizing corporate machine? Catholic social teaching offers a more optimistic view: learn how we are all called to animate the created order as lay persons through our work and how our work should in fact be an extension of Christ’s work – in service to God and neighbor.
Ernest Pierucci is a magna cum laude graduate of the St. Mary’s College Integral program with a Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University of America. He has participated in over 15 international conferences on Catholic Social Teaching and is a former member of the Board of Visitors of Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. He has been happily married to Adrienne for 42 years; they have two sons and five grandchildren.