Loading
Archbishop recalls relationship between work and man’s dignity
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz recalled this week that International Workers’ Day, May 1, coincides with the celebration of the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and he said, “the value of work lies precisely in that it is man who carries it out.”

“Work is not just another object, but rather the expression and condition of spiritual and social development of man.  When we forget about this primary relationship of work with man’s dignity, it loses its cultural richness and moral value,” the archbishop said in a message for May 1.

Archbishop Arancedo went on to note that when work is valued only for what is produced and the subject that carries it out is forgotten, we forget that man has a personal need for work as a moral link to society.  “Creating jobs is the sign of a just society,” he said.

“This should lead us to conclude that the greatest poverty of man is not to have work, or not to be able to work, and also that work is not only a personal issue, but also a social and a political one,” he said.

“When we take seriously the importance of work in the life of man, we cannot help but affirm that it is morally unjust and culturally poor for a society not to react in response to the scourge of unemployment and poverty or for it to accept inhumane conditions or take advantage of the employment of minors.  To teach people to work is a sign of a wise society,” he said

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
Dec
21

Liturgical Calendar

December 21, 2014

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Gospel
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14

Daily Readings


Gospel:: Lk 1: 26-38

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
12/15/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Homily
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14