Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The MSBA and the New Evangelization

By:  Andrew Browne 
MSBA Class of 2013

The Catholic University of America’s new MSBA program is one of the most underutilized tools in the “New Evangelization.”

 According to the USCCB website :

             “The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. In a special way, the New Evangelization is focused on ‘re-proposing’ the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith.  Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel ‘to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization.’ The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.”

Dr. Andrew Abela
This program fits the description perfectly.  Dr. Andrew Abela recently pointed out that one of the goals of the program is to encourage the professors to dedicate a portion of their day to the study of the faith.  He then encourages them to incorporate that knowledge into the classes that they teach.  This is especially evident when the professors discuss Catholic Social Teaching explaining the importance of making management decisions based on human dignity, solidarity, and subsidiarity.

The other benefit of this program is that the students will hopefully and eventually become leaders in various corporations.  When this occurs they will have the ability to make right and just business decisions based on the education and experience they received from The Catholic University of America.

John Abbate
Heaven knows the business world needs evangelization.  A recent speaker, JohnAbbate, pointed out that we cannot run from the corporate world but rather we must engage in the corporate world in order to effect positive change.  And what better way is there?  This program equips talented students who have a deep faith in God with business skills necessary to attain a job and begin a great career.

Finally, this program gives an affordable solution for those who want to use their talents and business knowledge to serve the greater good of society by working for and with non-profit organizations at the local, national, and international level.  It is a great opportunity to learn what makes a company efficient and financially viable in order to better assist those great charities.

I guess my question is why would you not consider higher education when it comes to the “New Evangelization”?

Stewart McHie
Director, MS in Business Analysis

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