Our friends at Vox Nova look at the union-busting in Wisconsin through the lens of Laborem Exercens. Towards the end of his life, Pope John Paul II was asked which of his three social encyclicals was his favorite and he cited Laborem, his first, as his favorite. It is mine too. One wishes that there was a single Catholic Republican in the Wisconsin legislature who would read it and think twice before continuing with the assault on workers rights.
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- Editorial: Clear all obstacles from the path to peace with Iran
- Conservative corners have tepid take on Pope Francis' environment encyclical
- Where Pope Francis stands when it comes to women
- This issue's Special Section: Summer Books
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