Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan told more than 500 union members and labor leaders that “work is cooperation with God’s plan for creation,” when he celebrated Labor Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on September 8. Union members served as readers, gift bearers and servers at the mass. Then, as they later marched down Fifth Ave. past the Cathedral for the annual Labor Day Parade, they and others were greeted by the Cardinal and Catholic Charities Executive Director Kevin Sullivan.
Cardinal Dolan’s message recapped the recent Labor Day Statement released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“Work is more than a paycheck,” the bishops wrote. “It helps raise our families, develop our potential, share in God’s creation, and contribute to the common good.
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