Larry Kudlow to be keynote speaker at Business Leader Communion Breakfast

Larry Kudlow to be keynote speaker at Business Leader Communion Breakfast

Bishop William E. Lori will celebrate a Mass for business professionals and leaders, recognizing their significant contributions in implementing Catholic social doctrine, at 9 a.m. on Sunday October 15, in Fairfield University's Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Mass will be immediately followed by a communion breakfast at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's "Kudlow & Company" and WABC radio's "The Larry Kudlow Show", will deliver the keynote communion breakfast speech. Mr. Kudlow's Wall Street and Reagan administration career spans over thirty years. He is considered one of the country's most influential free-market economists.

The event is being co-sponsored by Fairfield University's recently formed Center for Faith and Public Life and the Fairfield County Chapter of Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice ("CAPP"), a lay-led Vatican organization founded by Pope John Paul II for education and evangelization of Catholic social doctrine through business, professional and academic leaders.

The mission of both organizations is to increase the awareness, understanding and implementation of Catholic Social Teaching ("CST") so participants in the public arena are well prepared to engage in an active and constructive dialogue about important issues of the day.

Catholic Social Teaching, considered by some to be one of the best kept secrets in the Church, is a set of principles for reflection to evaluate the framework of society and to provide criteria for prudential judgment and direction for current policy and action. The primary cornerstones are the inherent Dignity of the Human Person, Solidarity and Subsidiarity.

Responding to the growing global awareness of the influence of religion on public affairs and fostering its Jesuit philosophy, Fairfield University created the Center for Faith and Public Life in November 2005, naming Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Ph.D., as Director. The Center sponsors a cross-disciplinary forum for students, scholars, policy makers and religious leaders to converse and reflect on the many issues where religion intersects with civic life. The Center acts as a focal point where local, national, and international activities that link faith and public life may be addressed, including such eminent issues as immigration, politics and religion, and civic engagement.

Couples welcome. Seating limited. Tickets are $30 per person. For additional information please contact Carolyn Arnold at (203) 254-4000 ext. 3415 or

Contact: Robert Rooney, President Fairfield County Chapter of CAPP,, (203) 862-8914 or Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Fairfield University, (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415

Posted On: 09-14-2006 10:09 AM

Volume: 39 Number: 33