|St. Joseph, the Worker|
|Written by Michael Fones|
|Tuesday, 01 May 2007 19:20|
This is a bit late, but I thought a quick reminder of the Church's teaching on the dignity of work and the rights of workers would be in order on this memorial of Joseph which focuses on his vocation as a carpenter.
"The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative."