Faith and Labor is a podcast video series exploring the history of Catholic Social Teachings and how it can be used to bridge divisions and guide humanity to solve the great challenges facing the working class.
Hosted by John Andrechak of Laborlines and Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab, they discuss history, scripture, encyclicals, current events, and how faith and love is needed to strengthen solidarity and heal a world in disarray.
Episode 2 focuses on Quadragesimo Anno, which means "In the 40th Year" and is an encyclical issued by Pope Pius XI in 1931, 40 years after Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum novarum, further developing Catholic social teaching. Rerurm Novarum was also the focus of Episode 1 of Faith and Labor.
We also discuss the Catholic Concept of Subsidiarity. And we discuss current headlines related to the Poor People’s Campaign and the Catholic Season of Lent.
We would love to hear your feedback, ideas, and suggested guests for future shows, as we seek to promote what Pope Francis described in Fratelli Tutti as a more just and fraternal world where “Love shatters the chains that keep us isolated and separate; in their place, it builds bridges.”