Catholics spar with federal officials over unions, Catholic identity

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(RNS) A small Catholic college in Riverdale, N.Y., last month got some news that sent shivers across religious higher education: part-time faculty have a right to form a union on campus. But that wasn’t the worst of it. The National Labor Relations Board also isn’t convinced that the Catholic school is actually Catholic. According to […]

  • Dan Webster

    But the sad part of the story is how the college can ignore a whole body of theology developed by the Roman Catholic Church that supports the rights of workers to organize labor unions. Popes wrote encyclicals about this stuff more than 100 years ago. Heck, the college should be offering to help the adjuncts to organize.

  • Perhaps, Catholic Institutions should do a better job of defending against Gooferment intrusion. The Gooferment makes the financing rules, competes for paying students, throws all sorts of diktats in the way, and then sets itself up as the arbiter of what’s “catholic enough”. Like the can only be one Queen in hive, the Gooferment sees the Church (any church) as a competitor for the “love” of the people.

    Plus, the Cardinal of NY has not “de-listed” MC from the “Catholic” school roster, which he has other schools. That should be disposititive.