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In 2021, the Knights of Columbus announced the selection of this icon of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus as the centerpiece of the current K of C pilgrim icon prayer program. The original icon was created (or "written") by Élizabeth Bergeron, an iconographer in Montréal, based on a drawing by Alexandre Sobolev.

The story behind the feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“There could not be a better protector to help you penetrate the spirit of the Gospel into your life,” Pope... Read more

What does a just economy look like? One bishop reflects

Sep 2, 2019

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called on Catholics to reflect this Labor... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis dedicates October to praying for the unemployed

Oct 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

Having dignified work is a topic Pope Francis has continuously returned to since his election, and it surfaced again in... Read more

Cardinal's zucchetto.

A day in the life of a cardinal

May 2, 2017

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

May 1, 2017

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


The dignity of work – one company's quest for the mentally ill

Dec 15, 2016

When Bayaud Enterprises was started in 1969 in Denver, Colorado, they had one thing on their mind: employment.  Read more

Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, Nov. 18, 2015.

There's no 'vocation to laziness', Pope Francis tells young people

Dec 14, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Monday met with an Italian initiative aimed at offering support to unemployed and underemployed youth, saying their... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2015.

If you have the right to work, you have the right to rest, Pope says

Nov 7, 2015

The dignity of workers was at the center of an address by Pope Francis on Saturday, during which the pontiff... Read more

Pope Francis greets the ill and disabled during his General Audience Nov. 13, 2013.

Pope Francis lauds testimony of working mothers

Jul 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his one-day trip to Molise Pope Francis met with personnel of the region’s university, urging them to find creative... 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

May 29, 2014

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

Catholic leaders call for policies promoting decent work, just wage

Jan 9, 2014

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., discuss a possible increase in federal minimum wage, Catholic leaders are asking that the needs... Read more

Pope Francis at a Papal Mass to celebrate Confirmation on April 28, 2013.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

May 1, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should... Read more

Union members rally Dec. 11, 2012 at the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation.

Catholics see two sides to Michigan's new union limits

Dec 14, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic commentators have weighed in on both sides of the controversial “right to work” labor bill in the longtime union... Read more

Father Sinclair Oubre, JCL.

Use Labor Day to remember Catholic social doctrine, priest says

Sep 3, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic priest involved in labor advocacy says that Labor Day is a time to reflect on Catholic teaching about... Read more