Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. on Papal Economics

November 19, 2013

Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P., is giving two talks in the D.C. area on Tuesday, November 19, regarding his new book from ISI Press, Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism, from Rerum Novarum to Caritas in Veritate. The first talk at Georgetown University will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, at 12 noon in the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450, at 37th and O St., N.W. Washington, DC 20057. The talk is cosponsored by the Tocqueville Forum Student Fellows and the Knights of Columbus. A complimentary lunch will be served. Later in the day, Fr. Maciej will travel to Christendom College, where he will present at 4:00 P.M. The event is free and open to the public. Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P., was a close associate of Pope John Paul II and a strong activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement in the Communist era. A physicist by training, he became a Dominican priest and a major thinker on the theological dynamics of politics and economics, closely tied to intellectuals like George Weigel, Michael Novak, and of course, John Paul II. From 1991 to the present day he has lectured at the Tertio Millenio Institute for the Free Society’s summer seminar, guiding students from Central Europe and America in a thorough, contextualized reading of John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus— a document he sees as the Church’s definitive statement on social thought. He is in America touring to promote the new English edition of his work on the subject.

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