Mexican bishops urge return to a strong work ethic [CNA]

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 12, 2010 / 11:14 pm (CNA).- The bishops of Oaxaca, Mexico have condemned the “curse” of the “rule of minimal effort" which they claim exists in the country and should be banished due to its encouragement of crime.

In a statement titled, “A Pernicious and Abominable Curse upon our Society,” the bishops drew attention to “the way of life which seems to have become part of us: the rule of minimal effort” which “propagates the destruction of our social fabric, prevents our necessary development, discourages efforts to create common good, and fuels crime.”

The bishops warned that this “rule” is found in education, politics, some businesses, and in many families. “Unfortunately, in our society, this attitude has eroded the real meaning and purpose of work," they lamented.

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