The Rev. David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap., Dean R. Hoge Professor of Pastoral Planning and Church Management, has published a new book, Franciscans and their Finances: Economics in a Disenchanted World now available from Franciscan Institute Publications. He was also recently appointed chair of the St. Bonaventure University Planning Commission. From his new book’s description: “Borne of a charge from three African friars that the Franciscan Order was ‘not listening to the cries of the poor in Africa,’ [this book] confronts structures of inequality in religious communities and in society. It proposes a paradigmatic shift in the way women and men view modern economic principles. Couturier’s text discusses how Franciscans have thought – and are thinking – about their finances in a world fascinated, fixated, and, in many cases, frustrated by modern economic structures.”
Monsignor Richard Zborowski, Professor of Clinical Psychology, recently joined the parish of St. Thomas More Church in Chicago, Illinois, in July of this year. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 1978, Msgr. Zborowski has worked his entire career for the Archdiocese of Chicago.