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Faith and Work Series

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Work in the Future: Economic Realities and Insights from Catholic Thought 

When: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT

Where: DiGiovanni Hall, St. Paul's Harvard Square Campus

            29 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge MA and Livestreamed 

             

Lecture by: Professor Mary Hirschfeld, 

Villanova University

Two trends - globalization and automation – are transforming the experience, organization, and character of work, and our best evidence suggests they will continue to do so over the next generation. Both trends spring from the imperative to maximize profits, and they seem to drive an inexorable increase in income inequality along with instability and fragmentation in the world of work.  Some economists have responded by proposing schemes of income redistribution such as a “universal basic income,” but these define the good of both labor and business narrowly, primarily in monetary terms. By contrast, the Catholic intellectual tradition, with its fuller view of the human person and emphasis on the common good, suggests a more complex and rounded vision of work that could guide both policy and practice in the years to come.

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Sacred Music Series

Duruflé's Messe Cum Jubilo: Lecture, Discussion, and Music
Co-Presented with the Harvard Glee Club

When: Monday, April 25, 2022

            Lecture : 5:00 PM EDT, Performance to Follow

Where: St. Paul’s Church, Harvard Square, and Livestreamed

             

The Harvard Glee Club

Andrew Clark, Harvard University 

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Harvard University

The Harvard Glee Club performs the musical settings for this joyful Mass with soloists, baritone choir, and organ, composed in 1967.  Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly and Andrew Clark introduce the music with lecture and discussion about the history, structure, liturgical context, and musical significance of the piece.