Most Reverend William F. Murphy Bishop of Rockville Centre Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
September 1, 2008
The late Msgr. George G. Higgins was a remarkable priest whose primary work for many years was connecting the Church and the labor movement around Catholic teaching on worker rights. One of his many contributions was to offer an annual Labor Day statement on issues of work and economic justice. This American Catholic tradition has been continued by the bishop chairman of the Conference committee that…
The History of Labor Day
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.
Some records show that Peter…
Washington — Estados Unidos celebra el Día de la Independencia el 4 de julio, una fecha de celebración patriótica y eventos familiares en todo el país. Como dijo uno de los padres fundadores de la nación, John Adams, el feriado es “el gran festival del aniversario. Debe ser conmemorado como el día de la liberación… Debe ser solemnizado con pompa y desfiles, con espectáculos, juegos, deportes, disparos de cañón, campanas, fogatas e iluminaciones, desde un extremo al otro de este continente, desde ahora en adelante y para siempre”.
La festividad es una ocasión cívica…
Garland, TX. The Living Opera will be presenting operas by American composers at the Plaza Theater in March and April of 2007, a first for the City of Garland. Bernstein’s one act opera Trouble in Tahiti will be coupled with Menotti’s one act The Old Maid and the Thief in March, then Copland’s The Tender Land will be presented in April. All three operas will be sung in English, with five performances of each opera.
Tickets start at $10 and go up to $34 Additional discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. On Tuesday evening performances, TLO is offering half price tickets for…