Posts with the tag: Msgr. John Ryan

The Archivist’s Nook: What the Heck is a Labor Priest?

Yes, a “labor priest” is a thing.  His origins can be found in the intersection of the rise of the modern working class in the nineteenth century and the issuance of the encyclical Rerum Novarum in 1891.  The labor priest usually materialized from a working class community, often with immigrant roots, and often possessed an Read More

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