We warmly welcome our 2015 Summer Interns. (Left to Right) Christian Cruz (New York, New York), Erica Brock (New York, New York), Anthony John Scheip (Fort Myers, Florida), Maria Teresa Kamel (San Antonio, Texas), Emily Prill (Oberlin, Ohio), Kelsey Chalmers (Kansas City, Missouri). More photos will be posted on this post in the coming days and weeks. Check back often. (Double click on photo to view at high resolution)
Jul 01 2015
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Jun 25 2015
This LINK this LINK and this LINK are to articles on the L.A. City Council’s decision to get tougher and meaner toward the homeless. On Tuesday, June 23, the City Council passed an ordinance that will make life more miserable for the homeless. The city will now seize homeless people’s property after a 24-hour notice. The LACW is involved a lawsuit against the city over its treatment of the poor and homeless of Skid Row since the passage of the Safer Cities Initiative (SCI) in 2006. More info as this progresses.
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Jun 24 2015
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Jun 15 2015
Here is the JUNE Catholic Agitator
In This Issue:
- Saints, Sinners & Prophets by Jeff Dietrich
- Sorrows, Tears, And Blood by Dimitri Kadiev
- Baltimore: Not Just In Flames, But With Righteous Anger by Frida Berrigan
- Living Your Death At The Catholic Worker by Karan Benton
- Letter From Iowa by Karan Benton
- Psalm by Karan Benton
- Transform Now Plowshares: Authentic Heroes by Mike Wisniewski
- No Favoritism! by Sarah Fuller
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May 21 2015
Former LACW community member David Omondi (now at the Kenya CW he founded), finally achieved success in drilling for water in a small village outside Nairobi. The water well is being used to help the Massai people who live in the remote village. See more info HERE (scroll down three articles) in the letter he wrote last year describing this project. We congratulate David for his efforts, persistence, and success.
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May 03 2015
May 1 marked the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Worker movement, and the 45th anniversary of the LACW. A big THANK YOU to Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, and to Catherine Morris and Jeff Dietrich for their dedication and commitment to keeping this community together, but most importantly to the Holy Spirit for the grace and guidance showered upon all concerned, and to all current and former community members as well as all who have donated their time and money to continue our work of serving the least among us and standing in resistance to the unjust and violent structures that create and perpetuate poverty, oppression, and war-making by the U.S. empire.
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Apr 20 2015
The LACW is a member of the Pacific Life Community (PLC), a network of spiritually motivated advocates for nuclear abolition and human rights in general. We are committed to ending nuclear weapons and war-making through nonviolent direct action along the Pacific Rim in collaboration with the global peace movement; and we are involved in struggles for justice as a necessary prerequisite for peace, meaning “the presence of justice, not the absence of tension,” as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently explained.
At the 2015 annual PLC retreat, this year held in the S.F. Bay Area, a number of people, led by former Lockheed Martin engineer and co-founder of the PLC, Bob Aldridge, agreed to form a “Catalytic Resource Cooperative for Proactive Nonviolence: A Thought Collective for Exploring Proactive Strategies Across Issue Lines.” We at the LACW invite anyone who is interested in seeking social change to view this DOCUMENT that describes what proactive nonviolence is and how to adopt the principles described therein to efforts to bring about a more just society that peace may prevail.
UPDATE: – April 27, 2015 — A note from Bob Aldridge:
Dear Participators in the Proactive Co-op,
You have not heard from me for a while because I have been researching the best way for all of us to communicate. It looks like a Forum is the most ideal, so I have also been studying how to set up and manage one. I now believe we are ready to get down to business.
I have been using the shorter name of Proactive Co-op, which makes things a little easier.
My user name on the Forum is BobA
I urge all of you to register quickly.
I have posted one forum so far, which is to identify the targets for proactive nonviolence. I have also posted the first four threads on that Forum.
So now we are set to put the Proactive Co-op into operation. It is ready for your input.
I have also been sending invitations to some groups to participate. I am moving slowly on invitations so that we can establish a solid base.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
In peace, Bob
If you would like more information about the PLC you can visit the website HERE.
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Apr 16 2015
This is a GREAT ARTICLE by Kate Chatfield from our sister house in San Bruno, California. Kate is a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco. This article, concerning a retrial she won for a client, appears in the San Bruno CW April Newsletter.
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Apr 15 2015
On Sunday, April 12, we celebrated our 40th annual Seder of Liberation. It was a fantastic success with 60 people in attendance. Everyone had a great time. Jeff was the MC, with Dennis Apel, Tina Delaney-McCudden, Paul McCudden, and Rozella Apel as our head table Hagaddah readers. We shared a great meal after the Seder with plenty of food and tasty desserts. Thank you to all who came and shared a dish. If you did not attend, plan ahead for next year–the Sunday after Easter. Guaranteed you will not regret it. See photos HERE.
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Apr 07 2015
Here is the APRIL Catholic Agitator
In This Issue:
- Death of the Liberal Class by Jeff Dietrich
- Women’s Ordination by Joannne Viviano
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Sandi Huckaby
- Book Review: Raised By Radicals by Sandi Huckaby
- Banned Street Serving by Dimitri Kadiev
- U.S. Policy in the Middle East by Faustino Cruz
- Bix Remembered by Mike Wisniewski
- Letter to the Editor by Fr. Michael Scheip
- Oscar Romero: Martyr by David DeCosse
- The Empire by Cory Randall
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Apr 06 2015
This year’s Anti-War Stations of the Cross was again very successful. The weather was perfect, and we had more than 100 people join us for our annual walk to places of darkness in the downtown area. Donald Nollar again put together a succinct and meaningful script; and we had two very articulate readers, who, after the sound system failed, projected their voices loud and clear. A big thank you to all who participated. See you again next year. See photos HERE.
Here is the PDF of this year’s Anti-War Stations of the Cross script.
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Mar 20 2015
The application process for our 2015 Summer Internship Program is now closed. No further applications will be accepted. Please check our “Internship Opportunities” page and “Visiting” page for more info if you have an interest in joining us as a live-in worker. If you already submitted an application you will be notified before May 4 of your status. Thank you. Blessings.
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