Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Post Catches Up With John Paul II 25 Years Late

Breaking news in the Washington Post: Work that is meaningful makes you happier than work that makes you money....*

Although welcoming the content of the article, Catholic Social Teaching professors nationwide grumbled at the notion of "breaking news." "If they had only read John Paul II's Laborem Exercens, or On Human Work, they would have been happier 25 years earlier," sighed Dr. James Richmond, professor of theology from RBCU. "Good thing much of my happiness comes from teaching people the good news...even when they refuse to read it."

Most professors contacted for this story were not available because they were taking the holiday off, as the encyclical encourages people to do for needed rest.


*Bloggers always knew that.

Hat tip to Susan at Musings of a Discerning Woman for the article.


Ray from MN said...

I think I've known that longer than 25 years. Not having made money, I've had to find happiness elsehere.

But I believe it is an important to recognize that while the Washington Post printed that article, it doesn't necessarily mean that they have learned that because they may not have read it. It was Shankar Vedantam, who may have been born in India, not a native "Postie" who wrote the article.

angelmeg said...

I worked for the church in a parish. We used to say it doesn't pay much, but the retirement plan is out of this world. After a while it niether made me money or made me happy. Hence I no longer work for that parish.