Kresta in the Afternoon – September 6, 2019 – Hour 2

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+  A Christian View of Labor (2 segments)

  • Description: Divided Life spirituality is a temptation built into our society. It causes us to over-value work and say it's just a job, or over-value work and make it a key part of our identity. It causes us to live one life at home, another at church, and a third in public. What is the proper Catholic understanding of work? We talk with Michael Naughton.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Michael Naughton
      Michael Naughton is the author of Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World. He's the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and is a full professor in the department of Catholic Studies. He helped coordinate and write the Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, which has been translated in over fifteen languages. He is married to Teresa. They have five children and one grandchild.
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    • Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World

      This book is currently available from Emmaus Road  If we don't get Sunday right, we won't get Monday—or any day of the workweek—right. The divided life is a temptation so built into our society, we may not even recognize it. Yet most of us fall prey to it. We either undervalue work, resenting it as simply a job, or we overvalue it as an identity-defining career. Michael Naughton, drawing on his background in both business and theology, proposes that the key to finding balance is another important human activity: leisure. In light of leisure—not mere amusement, but time for family, silence, prayer, and above all, worship—work becomes a space where men and women can find deep fulfilment. Naughton provides real-world examples of how businesses can promote authentic human flourishment and innovation through practices and policies that support leisure. In Getting Work Right Michael Naughton will change how you work—and rest. (learn more)

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