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Workers build Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. Courtesy of Fr. Stewart Foster.

How the Catholic Church helped unemployed laborers in the 1920s

Sep 7, 2020

The 1920s are known as the “Roaring Twenties” because they were years of economic growth and rising prosperity. But while... Read more

Catholic parish in Kentucky helps job seekers 're-brand' amid coronavirus

Jul 29, 2020

By Perry West

As numerous U.S businesses have closed because of the effects of the coronavirus, a Kentucky parish has opened a ministry... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis starts fund of 1 million euros for Rome’s unemployed after coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has started a fund with 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to help those in... Read more

Vatican calls attention to growing food crisis from coronavirus

May 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The coronavirus emergency is also causing a food-related crisis, Vatican officials said Saturday, encouraging people to do their small part... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on May 11, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for the unemployed after coronavirus layoffs

May 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis began his morning Mass on Monday by praying for the unemployed after millions of people lost their jobs... Read more

St. Cajetan. Public domain.

Unemployed due to coronavirus? There’s a saint for that.

Apr 24, 2020

St. Cajetan, the patron saint for the unemployed, knew something of poverty and pestilence.  Read more

Pope Francis prays following Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 23, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for people facing economic hardship due to coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered Mass on Monday for people facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.  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

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 leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Beyond economics, youth unemployment a 'problem of dignity,' Pope says

Oct 25, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has sent a message to young people affected by the “culture of waste,” calling on them to spread... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami gives the homily during Mass with his brother bishops at St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, May 11, 2012.

Archbishop notes troubling rise of youth unemployment

Aug 20, 2014

Calling for work that honors the dignity of the human person, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenksi of Miami echoed the words... Read more

Pope Francis greets children as they arrive in Vatican City June 23, 2013.

Pope Francis rejects 'throw-away culture'

Sep 22, 2013

Pope Francis spoke with a group of workers and the unemployed in his pastoral visit to the island of Sardinia... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peters Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Dignity of man central to 'rethinking solidarity,' says Pope

May 25, 2013

Speaking to an international group dedicated to promoting education of the Church’s social teaching, Pope Francis called for a new... Read more