On May 1, Return to Order author John Horvat II gave the final weekly seminar for seventy graduating business and accounting students at Benedictine University in Atchison, Kansas.
The topic of the talk was “Return to Order: A Distinctly Catholic View of Contemporary Economics.” He discussed the current economic, moral and existential crisis and presented solutions from the Church’s wisdom as a cure for the postmodern malaise.
The one-hour seminar drew from ideas found in the book, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Go Here, and Where We Need to Go. The author presented an analysis of what has gone wrong with the present culture and economy, and a goal toward which the nation might go. Finally, he presented some characteristics of what a return to order might look like.
“My central message to you is that we cannot separate our economy from our Catholic culture,” Mr. Horvat said. “The sad state of our culture today is because we have done this. That is why we no longer have unifying principles to guide us.”
Mr. Horvat has spoken on several campus and found students receptive to the idea of a return to order.
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