“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 act of creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers, owners, and others must be respected—the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to organize and choose to join a union, to economic initiative, and to ownership and private property. These rights must be exercised in ways that advance the common good.” —USCCB Administrative Committee, Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility, p. 15 Copyright 2005, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
Submitted: N. Rademacher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies