This weekend we observe Labor Day in the United States, marking the end of summer (practically speaking) and, in many places, the beginning of the academic year. The bonus day off of work in order to observe the dignity of labor and the importance of rest points to a need for balance in life. If you are unfamiliar with the Church’s great tradition of social doctrine, consider cracking open a cold look at The Compendium or Laborem Exercens by St. John Paul II, who cut his labor chops in a salt mine in Poland.
Below is an excerpt from Laborem Exercens, presented for your Labor Day edification and enjoyment:
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