For Labor Day: “By means of work, man participates in the activity of God himself”

Karol Wojtyla, as a young factory worker in Poland. “I come from your midst. I come from the quarries of Zakrzowek, from the Solvay furnaces in Borek Falecki, and then from Nowa Huta. Through all these surroundings, through my own experience of work, I boldly say that I learned the gospel anew.” — Pope John [Read More…]

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For Labor Day: "Let the River Run"

From Mike Nichols’ “Working Girl.” Ah, a flashback to the ’80s, complete with big hair, big shoulder pads, big Nikes to walk to work.  A great song (thank you, Ms. Carly Simon) from a great romantic comedy (and when was the last time someone in Hollywood made one of those, anyway?). And, as an added [Read More…]

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For Labor Day: Want to succeed? Get happy!

Want to know the secret of greater productivity at work? Some researchers are happy to tell you: Over the past decade, we researched the micro-level causes behind this macro-level problem. To gain real-time perspective into everyday work lives, we collected  nearly 12,000 electronic diary entries from 238 professionals in seven different companies. Our study charted [Read More…]

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For Labor Day: "We see in work a sign of God's love…"

“We have reminded Christians of the wonderful words of Genesis which tell us that God created man so that he might work, and we have concentrated on the example of Christ, who spent most of His life on earth working as a craftsman in a village. We love human work which He chose as His [Read More…]

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"Taking care of the people who take care of the people of God"

Just in time for Labor Day, this week the Catholic Standard in Washington introduces readers to the deacon who directs human resources for the Archdiocese: The e-mails sent by Deacon Dan Finn, the director of human resources for the Archdiocese of Washington, include a simple phrase at the bottom: “Taking care of the people who [Read More…]

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