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Pope Francis meets members of the Anima per il Sociale nei Valori d’Impresa association at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, March 14, 2022.

Here’s why Pope Francis is warning against the ‘temptation of activism’

Mar 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘If you want to be a “soul” in the world of business, do not neglect to take care of your... Read more

Pope Francis meets with French Catholic entrepreneurs at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis’ advice to Christian business executives

Jan 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Do not hesitate to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide your choices,’ he said. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis tells Catholic business leaders to invest in the common good

Jul 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He encouraged “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 9, 2020.

Council for Inclusive Capitalism launches partnership with Vatican

Dec 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism launched a partnership with the Vatican on Tuesday, stating that it will be “under the... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: Business management requires fair and clear conduct, not corruption

Oct 5, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers Monday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of... Read more

What Catholic business ethics brings to the coronavirus crisis

May 7, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian ethic of service and solidarity must be an important feature of the business response to the coronavirus epidemic... Read more

Pope Francis at the November 7, 2018 general audience.

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of 'scandalous poverty'

Nov 7, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope says 'false dichotomy' exists between religious ethics, business

May 26, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Saturday criticized what he said is a “tragic” and false dichotomy that has been created between religious ethics... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Pope Francis: It's a grave sin to lay people off carelessly

Mar 15, 2017

Business is obliged to protect peoples' dignity – and those who lay off employees solely for economic gain commit a... Read more

Part of the Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine in southern Africa, October 2007.

In Malawi, Catholic leaders aim to help corporations be responsible

Jul 19, 2016

Amid Malawi’s booming industry in mineral extraction, the country’s Catholic bishops and NGO partners hope corporations will help the wider... Read more

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, speaks to CNA, June 26, 2014.

A top-notch contender: Knights of Columbus among world's most ethical companies

Mar 10, 2015

You have probably heard about their work with charitable organizations and the international councils that they've founded across the globe.... Read more

Frank Hanna. Photo courtesy of Frank Hanna.

Solidarity a virtue for businessmen too, CEO counsels

Oct 7, 2014

Business leaders should embrace virtues like solidarity and mutual dependence among their business partners, employees, customers and broader communities in... Read more