Mike Wisniewski

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L.A. Catholic Worker Vision and Mission Statements

Listed below is the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Vision and Mission Statements Deeply convinced of the Gospel’s radical truths, and inspired by the life of Jesus Christ, the saints, and martyrs, we strive to embody a Catholic Worker vision as articulated by our founders, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin.    Our emphases are the Corporal …

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The Catholic Worker Aims and Means

Listed below are the Catholic Worker Movement Aims and Means as published in the 85th Anniversary Issue of The Catholic Worker newspaper, May 2018. The aim of the Catholic Worker movement is to live in accordance with the justice and charity of Jesus Christ. Our sources are the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures as handed down …

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THE NATIONAL MORAL CRISIS IS ALREADY HERE

The article behind this LINK is a continuation of the Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis movement that began on Ash Wednesday 2018, and now calling us to the next step in the process to ready ourselves to confront the moral crisis in our nation that is dangerously deepening at …

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THE REAL REASON THE U.S. WANTS TO OVERTHROW VENEZUELA’S MADURO

The articles behind this LINK and this LINK provide a very good explanation of the crisis in Venezuela and how the U.S. corporate-controlled media continues to tow the U.S. imperialist line and spread lie upon lie. An excerpt: “Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened …

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FOUR CATHOLIC WORKERS ARRESTED FOR SHUTTING OFF A VALVE ON THE ENBRIDGE OIL PIPELINE

Itasca County, Minnesota – Today, Tuesday, February 5, four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines near Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, citing, “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and advised Enbridge of …

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February 2019 Agitator

Here is the FEBRUARY Catholic Agitator This Issue Is Dedicated To Jeff Dietrich – It Contains several photos and: An Interview with Jeff DietrichJeff’s Retirement: We Are Unworthy Servants by Jeff DietrichThe Fishing Lesson by Jeff DietrichThe following are reflections of Jeff by friends and current and former LACW community membersThe Reluctant Resister Retires by …

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THE IMMINENT END OF THE U.S. EMPIRE

The chilling article behind this LINK is a wake-up call to the consequences of yet anther empire following the path of all previous empires in human history. The utter rejection of God, the idolatry, blasphemy, violence, arrogance, greed, injustice, and stupidity of the U.S. empire is now catching up with us as it had previously …

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DEFYING WAR AND DEFINING PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

The article behind this LINK offers an alternative view of what is not being discussed in the mainstream corporate media nor at the bargaining table. An excerpt: “As we learn more about the negotiations, it’s important to remember others working toward dialogue and negotiation in Afghanistan. Troublingly, women’s rights leaders have not, thus far, been …

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VENEZUELA: WHAT ACTIVISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE U.S.-LED COUP

In the midst of U.S. imperial actions in Venezuela and the lies being spread by the Trump regime and corporate mainstream media, knowing the truth is essential. We must not believe their lies any longer. The extensive article behind this LINK provides a clear picture of what is really happening. An excerpt: “Two things stand …

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A Sad Farewell To The “Washington Clippers” – Our Fantastic Foot Care Team

The past two weeks have passed extremely expeditiously. These five amazing women (and their helpers) have made many Skid Row residents not only happy, but feeling comfortable and grateful. They soaked and bathed tired, worn, and aching feet, cut and filed toenails, gently provided cuticle, bunion, and callus care. In-grown toenails and infections were also …

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ALL HAIL THE REVOLUTIONARY KING: MLK AND THE BLACK REVOLUTIONARY TRADITION

The extensive article behind this LINK completely rejects and dispels the white washing of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the re-imaging the corporate-controlled media and government has carried out since his assassination. An excerpt: “The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King’s revolutionary legacy against The System’s efforts …

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The “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team Returns

Each January, for two weeks, (January 14 – 27) five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to offer full foot care to the Skid Row poor and homeless. Last week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from …

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