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The growing interest in socialism among millennials seems to be motivating some to try once again to square the socialist circle with Catholicism – an impossible task. Articles in the Catholic press with titles like “The Catholic turn to socialism is something to celebrate,” “Yes, democratic socialism is compatible with Catholic social teaching,” and even “The Catholic Case for Communism” attempt to show how Catholic Social Doctrine is more supportive of socialism than it is of capitalism.
Andrew Abela is the provost at The Catholic University of America. He also has served as the dean of the School of Business and Economics. His research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. He is the co-author of A Catechism for Business (Catholic University Press, 2014), and the winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”
Abela provides consulting and training in internal communications to several major corporations, including JPMorganChase and Microsoft Corporation. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board.
He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
He and his wife Kathleen live in Great Falls, Virginia, with their six children. He is a native of the island of Malta.