Here in the U.S. today is Labor Day. The day, best known now as the unofficial end of summer, is nearly done as I write this, but I thought I would offer a couple reflections I came across regarding what the Labor movement meant to this country and what the Catholic position is concerning it. People can honestly disagree about whether we still need unions in this country, but the simple fact remains that our way of life would be radically different had they never existed.
The first comes from Archbishop Dolan of New York: A Blessed Labor Day
The second from US Catholic: Labor Pains