Befitting the Dignity of a Human Being: John A. Ryan, Father of the Living Wage

February 28, 2019 | 35:51 mins

Heather A. Warren reflects on John A. Ryan, a Catholic priest who worked for labor reform and coined the phrase “a living wage” in the early 1900s. Heather discusses how Ryan’s priestly vocation extended beyond the walls of the church, into the world of real people in need—and how this often got him into a great deal of trouble.

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