What a place to get your religious goods from.
We have been purchasing books from Catholic Book Publishing for years now. We have been in an ongoing discussion with them about their move to print more and more of their products in China. The official answer from the company is that low cost trumps any human rights violations that China engages in. Today we had to discontinue eleven more books that have switched printing from Korea to China.
Could you politely write to Catholic Book Publishing and let them know that you would be happy to pay a couple of dollars more per book if they would stop printing in China?
Posting this on our blog could result in them canceling our account as they have threatened to do in the past over this issue. However, we believe that the Chinese problem is far more important than our ability to order their products direct.
Fortunately, there are other options.
Now, as a Catholic shopper it seems that supporting this type of exploitation by buying such products would violate several Catholic principles of just labor.
Next time you are in a Catholic store, ask if the stuff you are buying is made somewhere where the people are actually paid a living wage.
Hope you’re enjoying your Chinese Nativity. What a bargain!
How do you feel about that crucifix you bought being made in a Chinese sweat shop?
There’s a reason we don’t buy Chinese and it isn’t product quality.
In America you get bad credit ratings for things like not paying your bills and having too many credit cards. In China you get bad credit ratings by having more than one kid. How many babies do you think are aborted each year because of government policies like this?
You would think he would have learned his lesson but Bishop Han just wouldn’t stop being Catholic. Now he’s dead. In China.
Enjoying your cheap porcelain Nativity set now?