Monsignor George G. Higgins (1916–2002)

Labor priest

A Chicago native, Higgins studied at Catholic University and went to work with the Social Action Department (SAD) of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, where he collaborated with Msgr. John A. Ryan and Fr. Raymond McGowan. Higgins headed the SAD and wrote his syndicated column, "The Yardstick," for more than forty years, championing the cause of organized labor.


Catholic-Labor Network


Autobiography G. Higgins and W. Bole, Organized Labor and the Church: Reflections of a "Labor Priest"

 J. O'Brien, George G. Higgins And The Quest For Worker Justice: The Evolution Of Catholic Social Thought In America