Is Work Beneath Us?

I didn't realize that the country famous for what some call its protestant work ethic, has come to revile work in such an open way.

But this fact was brought home to me in the past week through the confluence of a few stories.

See why I think we no longer understand the nature of work at the National Catholic Register.
*subhead*Understanding the nature of work.*subhead*


  1. "Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore all the community must be occupied at definite times in manual labour and at other times in lectio divina."

    - Saint Benedict's RULE, trans. Patrick Barry, OSB, Ampleforth Abbey


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