Wednesday, May 01, 2013
In today's society greater attention is given to a company's financial statements than the dignity of work. This was the focus of Pope Francis' homily Wednesday morning celebrated with children and single mothers who are guests at the "Il Ponte" center for solidarity based in the port town of Civitavecchia north of Rome. Marking the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the Pope pointed out that "those who work have dignity, a special dignity, a personal dignity". He also spoke of those many who want to work but often cannot find employment". He described the unjust nature of a society that puts profit above the person, where many fail to find a job and are forced to work like slaves.