Msgr. George G. Higgins

Msgr. George Gilmary Higgins (1916 – 2002) was a renowned labor activist. He is known as the "labor priest," and has been a moving force in the Roman Catholic church's support for the late Cesar Chavez and his union movement. He was the author of the syndicated column "The Yardstick," and was the author of numerous other writings on worker justice in light of Catholic social teaching.

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Taking Exception: The Neo-Conservative Fallacy

Shortly after John Paul II’s new encyclical, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, was released to the press, it was widely rumored that several leading neo-conservatives had phoned William F. Buckley, Jr. (who, alas, had already jumped the gun with a negative column on the encyclical) urging him to withhold final judgment on the document until he had … Read more

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