USA Catholic Bishops Conflict on Draft Document Social Justice Teaching

                                      Retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, 
Texas, address the U.S. bishops from the floor of their annual fall meeting Monday in Washington. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

From the NCR today 13th November...

"Portents of a major social justice conflict among the U.S. bishops rose on the first day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting Monday when retired Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, Texas, denounced a proposed pastoral statement on workers, poverty and the economy as a betrayal of Catholic social teaching.
If approved in its draft form, the statement would be "lampooned" in the Catholic academic world, he said.

Fiorenza, a former USCCB president, said the proposed statement devotes only one short sentence to the long history of Catholic social teaching on workers' rights to organize in unions, to bargain collectively with their employers and to go on strike if their demands for just wages and working conditions are not met."

The complete article is here

Several commenters report that Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum was published  in 1891, not 1993! :- the article gets the date wrong.

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