workers rights

The Red Vineyard - Vincent Van Gogh

1891: Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes)

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Rerum Novarum was a groundbreaking encyclical from Pope Leo Xlll in 1891 that laid the foundation for modern Catholic Social Teaching. It directly took up the issue of the dignity and rights of workers in a rapidly changing world where industrialisation had created an ever widening gap between the materially rich and the working poor.

The Red Vineyard - Vincent Van Gogh

1891: Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes)

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Rerum Novarum was a groundbreaking encyclical from Pope Leo Xlll in 1891 that laid the foundation for modern Catholic Social Teaching. It directly took up the issue of the dignity and rights of workers in a rapidly changing world where industrialisation had created an ever widening gap between the materially rich and the working poor.

Feast of St Joseph the Worker 2022

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The first of May is the Feast of St Joseph the Worker and the ACBC Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service is highlighting the growing trend of people needing to work multiple jobs to get by. Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM CONV speaks in a video message that can be played in parishes and schools as part of the celebrations of St Joseph the Worker. Multiple resources including image quotes are also available.

The Red Vineyard - Vincent Van Gogh

1891: Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes)

  • by

Rerum Novarum was a groundbreaking encyclical from Pope Leo Xlll in 1891 that laid the foundation for modern Catholic Social Teaching. It directly took up the issue of the dignity and rights of workers in a rapidly changing world where industrialisation had created an ever widening gap between the materially rich and the working poor.

The Red Vineyard - Vincent Van Gogh

1891: Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes)

  • by

Rerum Novarum was a groundbreaking encyclical from Pope Leo Xlll in 1891 that laid the foundation for modern Catholic Social Teaching. It directly took up the issue of the dignity and rights of workers in a rapidly changing world where industrialisation had created an ever widening gap between the materially rich and the working poor.