Bishops’ Message Stresses Dignity of Work, Economic Equality

September 1, 2013

Labor Day is an opportunity to take stock of the ways workers are honored and respected, writes the Most Rev. Stephen E. Blaire, bishop of Stockton, Calif., in the annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Labor Day statement.

Here are excerpts from the bishops’ message. Read the full message here.  

Earlier this year, Pope Francis pointed out:

Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person....It gives one the ability to maintain oneself, one's family, to contribute to the growth of one's own nation.

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