On Friday, April 11, 2014, we at the LACW had a small party to celebrate Catherine’s 80th birthday, which was on April 13. The highlight was the presentation of a large quilt with birthday messages and art work from a variety of family, friends, and community. Lisa Redmond-Gross coordinated the entire project. Catherine was simply elated by the gift and love, effort, and labor put into it. She extends her gratitude to all who contributed time and effort. See photos HERE.
Apr 18 2014
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Apr 16 2014
Please be advised that we no longer are accepting applications for this year’s Summer Program. If you have an interest, please consider coming after August 11. See our Internship Opportunities page for further details.
This year’s applicants will be notified by the first week of May as to whether or not you were accepted. Thank you. Many blessings.
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Apr 09 2014
The Wednesday, April 9, 2014, edition of the Los Angeles Times featured a lengthy front page story about Catherine and Jeff and the L.A.C.W. Read it HERE. Below the front page photo is a link (More Photos) to 14 photos. Be sure not to miss them.
UPDATE: This LINK is to comments written by L.A. Times readers published on Saturday, April 12, in “Letters to the Editor.”
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Apr 07 2014
Here is the APRIL Catholic Agitator.
In This Issue:
- Agitator Interview with L’Arche founder, Jean Vanier
- Mother of Sorrows by Toni Flynn
- Open Letter to the Church by Fr. Roy Bourgeois
- Community and Growth by Jeff Dietrich
- Buffalo Laughter (Book Review) by Karan Benton
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Apr 04 2014
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes as we will process to places of darkness in the downtown area. Conclusion will be at approximately 5 pm. If you have yet to attend this event, we urge you to join us. It is a powerful experience as we use the traditional stations connecting them with current events and places where we believe Jesus continues to be crucified in the poor and other victims of U.S. imperial policies.
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Mar 15 2014
The LACW attended the 2014 PLC Faith and Resistance Retreat in Las Vegas from Friday, March 7 – Monday, March 10. There were 58 faith-centered people from West Coast area groups who attended. Gary and Julia, from the Las Vegas Catholic Worker, hosted this year’s retreat, with Bruce Gagnon, from Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space giving an excellent keynote presentation, along with Janet Chisholm, the new director of Nevada Desert Experience (NDE). Former NDE director Jim Haber and Marcus Page, from the Sheepranch Catholic Worker Farm, also gave presentations. We vigiled against drone warfare at Creech AFB, and against nuclear weapons at Nellis AFB, with 37 people getting arrested at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site on Monday, with another anti-nuclear vigil at the Department of Energy’s complex in North Las Vegas. See photos HERE. Also, see Bruce Gagnon’s blog HERE.
UPDATE: This LINK is the PDF of the leaflet that was used at the Department of Energy complex.
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Mar 04 2014
Our soup kitchen will be closed this Saturday, March 8, 2014. The LACW community will join other faith-based West Coast groups and individuals at the annual Pacific Life Community (PLC) Faith and Resistance Retreat and Direct Action, this year held in Las Vegas, with nonviolent direct action at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site–now known as Nevada National Security Site–(in protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy) and vigils held at Nellis AFB (nuclear weapons) and Creech AFB (in protest against immoral and illegal U.S. drone murders carried out in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Creech is a drone command center for such attacks). We will back to our normal schedule beginning on Tuesday, March 11, and days thereafter.
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Feb 24 2014
On Sunday, February 23, we celebrated the first birthday of community members Alecia and Ed’s daughter Hazel. Top photo is Hazel eating her cake. Bottom photo is Hazel taking her first solo step amidst community and friends. Below photo is mom and Hazel. It was a joyous event. We wish Hazel many more years of good health, happiness, wisdom, love, peace, and joy.
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Feb 08 2014
We now have a beautiful mural in the kitchen on the wall that our guests see as they enter. The artist, Dimitri Kadiev, is a traveling artist who asked if he could stay with us for a few weeks and offered to paint a mural in gratitude. When he showed us a sketch we were thrilled. We cannot thank Dimitri enough for his magnificent work that he named “Francis.” He will forever be in our minds and hearts for his great gift, not only to us, for for all who enter our kitchen. Many blessings, Dimitri. (NOTE: Double click on the photo to view it in high resolution.)
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Feb 03 2014
Here is the FEBRUARY Catholic Agitator
In This Issue:
- On the Legacy of Dorothy Day by Dr. Cornel West
- Tax Resistance by David Hartsough
- With Pope Francis The Times Are Changing by Jeff Dietrich
- Transform Now Plowshares Sentencing Update by Mike Wisniewski
- A Catholic Worker Family at the U.S. Supreme Court by Dennis Apel
- Bury The Dead (Book Review) by Karan Benton
- William Stringfellow – Biblical Literacy by Elizabeth McAlister
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Jan 23 2014
Each January five wonderful women from Olympia, Washington (known as the Washington Clippers – Kathleen, Maggy, Saima, Judy, and Nancy [not in photo]), travel down to the LACW to provide foot care six days each week for our friends on Skid Row. They soak and bath feet, cut toenails, do cuticle care, foot massages, and other treatment as needed. Because the City of Los Angeles enforces its mean-spirited ordinances against the homeless, folks are forced to walk several miles each day (often with worn shoes or shoes either too big or too small), which takes a toll on their feet, and along with other foot ailments, causes them to greatly appreciate the tender-loving care these great women provide. We cannot thank them enough for taking the time to join us in this extraordinary ministry. See photos HERE.
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Dec 27 2013
On Sunday, December 22, we invited a few friends to join us put up our Christmas tree and sing carols as we decorated. We enjoyed a variety of home-baked and bakery cookies, Sees Candy, a fruit bowl, hot spiced cider, and good conversation. It was a fun time. See photos HERE.
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