Former assistant U.S. attorney Hank Shea to discuss 'Greed' at Nov. 19 Faith and Work Breakfast

Hank Shea, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a former assistant U.S. attorney for Minnesota, will give the next breakfast talk in a series co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the university's John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought.

Hank Shea

Hank Shea

The ecumenical “Faith and Work Breakfast” will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St.

He will discuss "Greed: One Couple's Cautionary Tale of Temptation, Seduction, Ruin and Recovery."  Joining him will be the couple, Nick and Carolyn Ryberg, whose $1 million false-invoicing scheme ended with guilty pleas, federal convictions and prison terms.

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 Mary Louise Klas, retired Ramsey County district court judge, on 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

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