Author: Michael Chaney

A sermon for International Workers' Day in the Centennial Year of the International Labor Organization (ILO)   Feast of St. Philip and St. James, Apostles May 1, 2019   St. John's Episcopal Church, Beltsville, Maryland Isaiah 30:18-21, Psalm 119:33-40, John 14:6-14   Today we commemorate two disciples, Philip and James, whose almost anonymous faithfulness functions for...

by Charles Hoffacker In several ways, Frances Perkins is a figure of influence.  She has a place in several kinds of history: American history, women's history, labor history, economic and political history, and other kinds of history as well.  Perkins was a devout Christian who endeavored to live out her...

Book Review Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities.  Chalice Press, 2016. Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger are exceptionally well-qualified to address their topic because of thirty-five years of experience in bringing together people of...

The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Liberalism: Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the 'Austrian School' of Economics by Angus Sibley.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. The "Poisoned Spring" in this book's title refers to a 1931 encyclical where Pope Pius XI...

  ~~May 2018 Newsletter ~~ Traveling Exhibit funded by the Maine Community Foundation Traveling Exhibit nears completion thanks to the Maine Community Foundation. In May the Center received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation's Lincoln County Fund to complete the final stages of a traveling exhibit project. The Frances...

  ~~April 2018 Newsletter ~~ Highlights from What Would Frances Perkins Do? Watch the April 10th discussion on our website here. What Would Frances Perkins Do? Adapting New Deal Worker Protections to the 21st Century Economy By Allison Beck What would Frances Perkins do? That was the question debated by a distinguished panel of labor and new...

How religion can help: resources that faith communities offer for the restoration of the common good. by Charles Hoffacker Robert B. Reich teaches Public Policy at the University of California, served in three presidential administrations, and is the author of fifteen books and a vast number of...