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Mindfulness and meditation 'AmaZen' employee program not religious, Amazon says

Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee... Read more

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English cardinal welcomes US investigation into garment-making industry

An English cardinal on Monday welcomed a U.S. investigation into alleged labor abuses in the garment-making industry in the city... Read more

Cashiers ring up groceries for customers at the Local Market Foods store in Chicago, Illinois, on April 8, 2020.

Low-wage workers ‘first to suffer’ in economic collapse, Catholic labor advocates say 

Amid the dramatic collapse of the American labor market, Catholic labor advocates have called for a collaborative response that protects... Read more

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With St. Joseph's help, a 'business guild' supports Minnesota Catholics

Small business owners, laborers, and job-seekers in Minnesota can now connect with fellow Catholics using modern technology- a website and... Read more

Central American Migrants.

At USCCB conference, advocate explains immigrant recruitment fraud

An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope: For Christians, work is more than an occupation, it's a mission

In a letter for the conclusion of a conference on labor on Friday, Pope Francis said work is about more... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, May 4, 2016.

Pope Francis: God is calling you to work in his kingdom

No one is “unemployed” when it comes to spreading the message of the Gospel, Pope Francis has said, because each... Read more

Irish bishops praise court ruling recognizing the dignity of work

Ireland's Catholic bishops have praised a Supreme Court decision in the country that will allow asylum seekers to find work... Read more

Cardinal's zucchetto.

A day in the life of a cardinal

In a radio interview for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, a cardinal from Peru discussed the sanctification of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, April 9, 2017.

Pope Francis: Work is more than money, it's about the person

Reflecting on the dignity of work, Pope Francis said that a society of fraternity promotes the dignity of the person... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Exploiting workers is a form of trafficking, Pope Francis says

During his Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis preached a warning to the rich who oppress the poor, focusing on employers... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb 18.

Pope Francis asks workers: give immigrants compassion, not blame

Pope Francis has encouraged workers not to blame their economic troubles on migrants, who are themselves often victims of injustice... Read more

Pope Francis near St. Peter's Basilica before his Wednesday general audience. June 3, 2015.

Pope Francis speaks up for Italy's unemployed youth

Youth unemployment is “a true social plague” that leaves young people feeling useless, Pope Francis told an Italian labor group... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013.

Pope Francis praises 'nobility' of work

Work is “both a gift and a duty,” Pope Francis told a U.N. labor agency in a message calling for... Read more

Pope Francis in Paul VI Hall during an audience on March 16, 2013.

Labor upholds human dignity, Pope says

Pope Francis addressed the central role of employment in realizing human dignity during a special audience with steelworkers and residents... Read more