Paul Lubienecki obtained his M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Christ the King Seminary, an M.A. in History from Buffalo State College and his Ph.D. in History from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lubienecki has lectured and published multiple journal articles on the Catholic labor schools.
2023 1-4955-1111-1 "In response to Americanism, lay Catholics utilized a "via media" strategy through labor education. The pragmatic American culture conflicted with the Church's orientation of social goals above individual practice. However, the labor schools blended both Catholic dogmas with American values into a collaborative assimilation.... The principles of individualism, democratization and egalitarianism embedded into the American consciousness were systematically conducted by the laity into the character of the American Catholic Church through the paradigm of labor education. These values were not disparaged but enhanced when aligned with the principles contained within the social encyclicals." -Paul Lubienecki