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Catholics Spending and Acting Justly

Catholics Spending and Acting Justly

A Small-Group Guide for Living Economic Stewardship 

Author: Charles K. Wilber

Price: $5.95

Format: Booklet

Pages: 96

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-258-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: August 8, 2011

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Leading economist, Catholic writer, and advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Charles K. Wilber masterfully engages pressing economic concerns and other complex spending issues in light of Catholic social teaching in his book titled Catholics Spending and Acting Justly: A Small-Group Guide for Living Economic Stewardship.

Following on the success of Catholics Going Green, this new eight-week small group course on economic stewardship explores ongoing questions about how one spends limited human, natural, and monetary resources. Following an introductory session, groups learn about the seven core themes of Catholic social teaching and are then encouraged to apply Catholic moral principles to the pressing economic decisions of their households, local communities, nation, and world.

Between meetings, group members are encouraged to take small steps toward better stewardship such as studying family consumption patterns, evaluating household budgets against Catholic values, improving one’s work environment, or helping an unemployed friend find a job. Ideal for faith-sharing groups, campus ministries, and social outreach groups.


"Could change our lives, our communities, and our world."

"Catholics Spending and Acting Justly offers a clear but challenging 'see, judge, and act' process for small groups to use in response to the economic challenges of everyday life. If taken seriously, this small booklet could change our lives, our communities, and our world."

Marie Dennis, Director
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

"A rare resource indeed!"

"An excellent resource for Catholic parishes and organizations, especially at a time of economic crisis. A prominent economist steeped in Catholic social teaching and spirituality inspires Catholics to better integrate their faith into their everyday economic choices. A rare resource indeed!"

Gerard Powers, Director of Catholic Peacebuilding
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

"May actually prove to be life changing."

"Wilbur has asked some very probing questions, the answers to which may actually prove to be life changing."

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