Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2016 / 03:53 am
The Church stands with struggling families amidst poverty, unemployment, and opioid abuse in America, said Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in a Labor Day message from the U.S. bishops.
"These challenging times can pull us toward despair and all the many dangers that come with it," he said.
"Into this reality, the Church shares a word of hope," he continued. "She seeks to replace desperation and isolation with human concern and true solidarity, reaffirming the trust in a good and gracious God who knows what we need before we ask him."
Archbishop Wenski, who chairs the U.S. bishops' committee on domestic justice and human development, issued the conference's annual Labor Day statement for 2016. He focused the message on the present-day "twin crises," problems affecting families and workers.