Forums on Faith and Work

Exploring Gospel values with members of the business community


Forums on Faith and Work

Spring 2013

This event will be held at:
The Italian Community Center (Festa Ballroom)
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202

$25 per person (fee includes plated breakfast)
$200 per table (8-10 persons)

(Italian Community Center Members & Cardinal Stritch University staff and current students receive a 50% discount)


Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:15-9 a.m.
Dr. William Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University

Being Consumed: The Eucharist and Consumer Culture

Dr William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh is senior research professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His books include Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire.

Despite our modern era’s practice of intentionally separating economics and theology, in this special breakfast lecture, Dr. Cavanaugh will demonstrate the importance of integrating economic and theological principles in a consumer society.  He will challenge the assumptions that economics deals only with material reality and that theology deals with only otherworldly spirituality.  Dr. Cavanaugh will draw upon his book, Being Consumed, to illustrate how some market behaviors in our consumer society are deeply rooted in fantasy, and then turn to the Bible and the Eucharist for evidence of how our Judeo-Christian faith tradition presents an economic model that is actually more grounded in the real world and the human experience.

Register here (ICC members and CSU staff and students)

Register here (General Public)

For more information, contact Mary Foley at (414) 410-4405 or mafoley@stritch.edu