Over a lifetime, work is the single most energy- and time-consuming pursuit of most adults today, for both men and women. Work, whether paid or unpaid, is also a source of identity, community, creativity and meaning for many. Work develops and hones skills, builds character, frames time and sets up a public rhythm. Work challenges assumptions and faith.
How, exactly, does work intersect with faith? Over the last year America has asked practicing Catholics across a variety of fields to describe briefly how they regard their faith and their work when they consider them together. What is the interplay between the two? In what ways has their faith influenced their work? Just as important is this twin consideration: In what ways has their work influenced their faith?
Here we offer a selection of these essays.
"Broadcasting Faith," William F. Baker
"Business Plan," Kerry Robinson
"Character Driven," Peter A. Quinn
"Full Disclosure," Terrence Berg
"Faith Healing," Allan Woods
"All God's Children," Agnes Nixon
"A Matter of Faith," Thomas A. Cahill