Catholicism: Ethics and Business

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Subject - Catholicism (Christianity): Ethics and Business. Catholics Businesspeople. Syllabus:

Catholicism Ethics Business

Subject "Catholicism" consists of six parts:

1- Introduction to Catholicism (Christianity).

  1. Introduction to the Catholic Church
  2. Pope of Rome
  3. Doctrine of Papal Infallibility
  4. Holy Eucharist (Catholic Sacrament)
  5. Eastern Catholic Churches
  6. Maronites
  7. Chaldeans
  8. Case Study: Caritas

2- Catholicism in the World.

  1. Africa
  2. America
  3. Asia
  4. Europe

3- Catholicism and the Western Christian Civilization:

  1. European Economic Area
  2. American Economic Area (Latin American, North American, and the Caribbean)
  3. Oceania

4- Catholics Spiritual Leaders:

  1. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  2. Vincent Ferrer
  3. Hans Kung

5- Catholic businesspeople:

  1. Amancio Ortega (Spain)
  2. Antonio Moraes and John Robert Marinho (Brazil)
  3. Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo (Colombia)
  4. Thomas Monaghan (the United States)
  5. Carlos Slim (Mexico)
  6. Nadhmi Shakir Auchi (Iraq)
  7. Isabel dos Santos (Angola)

6- Catholic intellectuals and personalities:

  1. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
  2. Théophile Obenga
  3. Elikia M'Bokolo
  4. Victor Schoelcher
  5. Marcus Garvey
  6. Léopold Sédar Senghor

Objectives of the subject.

  1. To understand the fundamentals of Catholicism
  2. To know the fundamental role of the Catholic Church and the Pope of Rome in Catholicism
  3. To understand the ethical principles of Catholicism
  4. To analyze the figures of Catholic businesspeople and personalities.
  5. To know the distribution of Catholicism in the World.
  6. To analyze the role of Catholicism in the Christian Western Civilization
Subject "Catholicism: Ethics and Business" is studied...
  1. Doctorates (DIB): Doctorate DIB Ethics, Religion, and Business, DIB America
  2. Masters: International Business (MIB), America

Learning materials in In or Es Catolicismo

Amancio Ortega, the third-richest men in the World:
Amancio Ortega philanthropist

Subject Description - Catholicism: Ethics and Business:

Christianity is the most "globalized" religion (in Greek Catholic means "universal"), with about 2,300 million followers worldwide, followed by Islam with 1,977 million, and Hinduism. Namely, one-third of humanity is Christian. About half of the Christians are Catholics (1.200 million).

50% of all Christendom is Catholic, 37% Protestant, and 12% Orthodoxy. The other Christian traditions (Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses) represent 1% of all Christendom.

Roman Catholicism, based in Rome, is the majority in Central and Southern Europe, Ireland, and South America.

Number of Catholics:

  1. America: 515 millions of people
  2. Europe: 236 millions of people
  3. Africa: 173 millions of people
  4. Asia: 123 millions of people
  5. Oceania: 7 millions of people

From the organizational point of view, if there is anything that can define Catholicism is the Catholic Church and the figure of the Pope.

Jesus came to earth to show the way of salvation. Therefore, these teachings taught twenty centuries ago, should be available to future generations; this is possible through the Bible. However; it will be necessary to interpret the Bible. Moreover, the only entity that can interpret the teachings of the Bible is the Catholic Church.

This concept of the Church as the sole interpretive authority is fundamental to Catholicism.

Papal Infallibility.

Derived from the Papal Infallibility principle, there is the dogma of Papal Infallibility. The Pope of Rome as the successor of St. Peter, and highest authority of Catholicism, when pronounced in a public way on a topic related to faith or morals ("Solemn Pontifical definition"), God, through the Holy Spirit protects him from any error. In matters of faith, the Pope cannot be wrong.

This "Papal definition" is not debatable. In any case, today, on very few occasions the Pope used this privilege and is almost always done by consensus. A Catholic must, therefore, accept this principle.

The Catholic Church maintains the exclusivity of Jesus teachings and also defines the way in which the Catholic must behave, the Church teaches to Catholic how he should live to follow the teachings of Jesus correctly.

The Church, as God's earthly representative, is the institution that monopolizes the teachings through the Sacraments. Catholic, Orthodoxy, and Copts share the same seven Sacraments.

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Ethics

The main Catholic Sacrament is the Holy Eucharist, Mass. For a Catholic, Mass symbolically represents the reconstruction of the Last Supper of Christ, in which he offered bread and wine to his disciples.

A curious fact about Catholicism is that its highest authority, the Pope of Rome, is also the Head of State. It is the only church in the World that also has a country: the State of the Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, both in population (800 people) and size. No other religion has a "Central State."

The current Pope of Rome, Francisco, is the Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Buenos Aires, 1936).

Isabel dos Santos (Angola)

Antonio of Moraes Brazil

Thomas Monaghan Catholic

John Marinho Brazil

Luis Sarmiento Colombia

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