The Employment Rosary; on Currents

Last week, I had a chance to speak with Currents' Nathalia Ortiz about the idea of using the mysteries of the Rosary as a consolation and meditation for all of those who are seeking employment, or their family members who are anxiously watching them. The prayers and meditations are fleshed out in this little publication by Our Sunday Visitor, which I have written more about here. The great folks at NET-NY produce Currents (the only nightly Catholic newscast in the nation) have excerpted the … [Read more...]

Unemployment Numbers & a Timely Meditation

The unemployment numbers are looking pretty dismal and bleak, aren't they? A while back, I was praying for someone's job intention when it turned into a meditation through the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, which adapt themselves perfectly and powerfully to the feelings of abandonment, isolation and exposure that those suffering a job loss can experience. The folks at Our Sunday Visitor wondered if I could adapt that post, after some revision, to a pamphlet that could help prayer groups, … [Read more...]

Will Lame Ducks Turn on Pelosi-Reid?

Instapundit writes: "PUNT! Democrats put off votes to extend Bush tax cuts until after midterm election. Of course, the uncertainty this creates will probably hurt job growth in the intervening months." A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced the decision in a statement that blamed Republicans for holding up tax cuts for the middle class in order to prevent a tax hike on wealthier taxpayers. . . ." Feeling no need to remind readers that the Democrats control both … [Read more...]

A Joblessness Roundup of Sorts

With the new jobless numbers plunging the nation into further uncertainty, my piece in this weeks OSV seems pretty timely: Honorable, honest employment has a spiritual component that positively affects both self and society; just as the fisherman who catches his own supper will always feel better about himself than the one who must beg for scraps, encouragement trumps condescension. But when even low-wage “survival” jobs are hard to find, the whole society is stressed. Earned wages promote … [Read more...]


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