Catholic Social Tradition and Financial Decision Making



In order to answer these questions the project will a) establish reference points for the “translatability” of CST values in budget lines; b) explore de facto budgets and financial decision making processes of selected Catholic institutions; c) develop an intervention that will be tested to increase the CST-compatibility of budgets.

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” – the project intends to explore the truth of this statement with regard to Catholic Social Teaching; there are three guiding questions: (i) in how far do budgets and financial decision making processes of selected Catholic institutions reflect the values of Catholic Social Teaching? (ii) Can CST values and contents be translated into budget-relevant points of reference? (iii) Can an explicit consideration of CST principles change current budgetary practices and financial decision making processes? This means that there is a social scientific empirical question (i), a theological-ethical question (ii), and a question that brings these two fields and methodologies together (iii).
AkronymCatholic Social Tradition
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende15/04/1914/04/21

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