Oct 20, 2021
As the financial world becomes more complex, and ways to make money - from shorting stocks to acquiring crypto currency - have become more morally muddled, many Catholics are asking themselves if there are any principles that can be followed to make sure that wealth does not come at the cost of our souls.
Pierre de Lauzun, the French author of "Finance, a Christian Perspective," answers in the affirmative, by opening to the perspective that the existing Social Doctrine of the Church, although important, is a part of the much longer and richer tradition of Catholic social thought.
Lauzun is a Catholic heavyweight when it comes to the financial world. He has worked in banking and finance at many levels—from the Paris Club at the French Treasury, to acting CEO of major banking institutions, to Chairman of the International Council of Securities Associations.
At the same time, he has been openly active as Chairman of the Association of Catholic Economists, member of the French Catholic Academy (Académie catholique de France) and of the French Christian Business leaders (Entrepreneurs et dirigeants chrétiens.)