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Labor Day Prayers

Monday is Labor Day, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks Americans to pray for workers–and those without jobs:

 “This Labor Day, we should take a moment to pray for all workers and all those without work” said Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., in “The Value of Work; the Dignity of the Human Person,” the annual Labor Day statement of the USCCB. He added, “We should also ask God’s help in living out the Church’s call to defend human life and dignity, to protect workers and their rights and to stand with the poor and vulnerable in difficult economic times.”