MISSION

The Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre (MCE) of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy was founded in 2009 to study the ethical dimensions (social and individual) of economic and social life in a systematic and scientific way, in the light of reason and the Catholic faith, and to foster dialogue between faith and contemporary culture for the promotion of a positive transformation of society and global development.

MCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

MCE Research Centre’s activities focus on deepening and disseminating Catholic perspectives on the relation between ethics, culture and the economy and on the role and conduct of business in society. Our research publications and academic events aim to further understanding of the economy and contribute to inclusive, free, just and true global development.

MCE does not align with any particular school of economic thought and is open to all traditions open to dialogue with Christian anthropology and perspective.

Engaging economic and social science in the light of Catholic Social Doctrine, we study the significance of ethics and culture for socio-economic development, their meaning for business management and their importance for the creation of a truly humane economy.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT NETWORK

In collaboration with the University of St. Thomas, Catholic University of America, University of Notre Dame, and theLumen Christi Institute MCE is developing a network of Catholic business schools and economics faculties around the world. The network’s aim is to:

  1. Continue and deepen the Catholic social thought tradition in relation to business activity, a humane market economy and the meaning of global development;
  2. Improve the quality of its members educational programs and course offerings by integrating Catholic social thought perspectives into their business education curricula and by forming professors in the Catholic tradition;
  3. Strengthen professors in their development as educators by producing case studies in business management ethics from a Catholic perspective and providing training in pedagogical methodologies; and
  4. Offer career advancement opportunities to Catholic academics through publication, seminar and conference platforms as well as networking and collaborative research activities.

Supporting professors and teaching students, we will form a new generation of Catholic educators and exemplary leadership in business.

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PROGRAM OF CHURCH MANAGEMENT

The Program of Church Management is a course of studies that teaches students how to manage the temporal goods of the Church honestly, wisely and transparently in conformity with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and in accordance with canon law.

The Program of Church Management (PCM) is organized by the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre to give clerics, seminarians, religious and lay persons the economic, financial and administrative skills they need to be exemplary stewards of the Church’s temporal patrimony.

It has become increasingly apparent that there is a real need to provide managerial- administrative formation to those who will be responsible for the Church’s material goods.

In contrast to secular business schools where students learn to create wealth and build businesses, the Program of Church Management focuses on how to serve the poor and the faithful effectively and use the material assets of the Church honestly.

Participants learn the best managerial practices from an array of respected faculty from around the world with extensive experience and expertise in the many facets of Church management.