David Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family, will give the next breakfast talk in a series co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas.

The ecumenical “Faith and Work Breakfast” will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St.

In his talk on “Spiritual Growth in a Self-Indulgent Culture: Dealing With Lust and the Media,” Walsh will discuss how to create a work culture that is focused on virtue while surrounded by challenges of vice.

Now in their 15th year, the Faith and Work Breakfasts deal with the personal challenges of faith-and-work integration and are designed for professionals from all faiths.  The theme of this year’s series is: Sin at Work: A Contemporary Look at Vice and Virtue in the Workplace.”

Other speakers in the series will be Hank Shea, former assistant U.S. attorney and now with the St. Thomas School of Law, Nov. 19; Mary Louise Klas, retired Ramsey County district court judge, Feb. 18, 2010; and Archbishop John Nienstedt, April 15, 2010.

The cost of each Faith and Work Breakfast is $20, which includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is encouraged.  To make a reservation or for more information, call St. Olaf Catholic Church at (612) 332-7471, Ext. 255, or send an e-mail to cbishop@saintolaf.org .

Information also is available on the St. Olaf Web site.