Happy Labor Day

Most of us will celebrate the long weekend by visiting family and friends, resting, and/or taking advantage of the extra day to catch up on household chores.  Labor Day, however, is also our opportunity to celebrate the dedication of laborers and workers who help keep the U.S. economic engine running and to consider the hardships they face in the modern economy. Take a moment to reflect on this statement from Bishop Frank Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, on just wages and their contribution to human flourishing.  In it he reminds us that the Church’s traditional teaching “holds that wages must honor a person’s dignity and ability to contribute to the common good of society and family well-being.”