Friday, May 13, 2011

120th anniversary of Rerum Novarum

This Sunday is the 120th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, the encyclical of Pope Leo XIII that established modern Catholic social teaching and inspired subsequent popes to write on social and economic justice.

Below is the link to an article concerning the role of Rerum Novarum in today's world.

Here is an excerpt from the article:
“At a time when workers continue to struggle for decent wages and rights, panelists at a conference marking the 120th anniversary of the encyclical "Rerum Novarum" made clear that the letter on labor and the rights of workers holds important contemporary lessons.”