Loading
Work must be enlightened by morality, says Italian cardinal
Work must be enlightened by morality, says Italian cardinal
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa and president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, said this week that work should bring “an ideal and moral result”.  Without it, work becomes “prisoner of the logic of the marketplace” which does not put the human person at the center.

The cardinal made his remarks Monday during Mass on the feast of St. Joseph at the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.

“If, together with economic results for workers and their livelihood, work does not also carry an ideal and moral result, it loses a significant part of its efficaciousness for all,” the cardinal said, because “it only becomes prisoner of the logic of the marketplace, which does not put the person who works and lives in relationships with others at the center.”

“The Church is interested in the world of work because she can’t help but be interested in everything that has to do with the good of man and his life,” he said.  In fact, “faith in eternal life does not diminish earthly responsibilities; on the contrary, it offers perspectives and ulterior motives for building a more just world,” Cardinal Bagnasco continued.

He went on to stress that work “is not only a means of sustenance,” it is also a way “to collaborate with others in building a better society, not only for obvious economic results for all but also, and above all, for the world of spiritual and moral values that each job demands.”

Work should be “the fruit of an ideal vision of life, the family, society, a way of creating well-being and the economy.”

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
20

Liturgical Calendar

December 20, 2014

Advent Weekday

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


First Reading:: Judg 13: 2-7, 24-25A
Gospel:: Lk 1: 5-25

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