Mike Wisniewski

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Upcoming Holiday Schedules

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Tuesday, November 20 for needed maintenance, and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 25. Further, the kitchen will also be closed on Saturday, December 22,  Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, will reopen on Thursday, December 27. We …

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The below PDF contains an excellent one page statement from the Franciscan Friars on the current state of affairs in the United States. It is a call to reject and resist the status quo and boldly speak out and against U.S. fascist imperial policies that are utterly contrary to gospel values. A FRANCISCAN PLEA FOR …

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Catholic Worker Tensie Hernandez Self-Surrenders To Federal Authorities

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Tensie Hernandez, from the Guadalupe Catholic Worker, appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court for a trespass charge related to her arrest at Vandenberg Air Force Base on August 6 during our annual protest commemorating the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The court accepted Tensie’s guilty plea and ordered …

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Dorothy Day Birthday

Today, November 8, 2018, we commemorate Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day’s 121st birthday. We give thanks for the gift of Dorothy’s life, her witness, and the CW movement–founded in 1933.  Dorothy joined the Heavenly Cloud Of Witnesses on November 29, 1980 (aged 83) in New York City Dorothy was a woman who afflicted the …

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LACW 2018 Día de los Muertos Altar

The LACW celebrates the Mexican tradition of El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) on November 1 & 2 (All Saints and All Souls Day in the Catholic tradition) to remember, honor, and celebrate the lives of family, friends, and mentors who have gone before us. The altar usually stays up until …

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This LINK is to a horrifying article about the abominable U.S. policy of detaining migrant children (indeed, our own as well) in what amounts to concentration camps. Many of these children will never again see their parents and families. As long as “we the people” remain silent in the midst of this atrocity, thus allowing …

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LACW Attends Black Lives Matter One Year Anniversary Protest Against Killer Cops

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, LACW, along with approximately 200 other citizens, attended the first anniversary of Black Lives Matter weekly protest, at L.A. County Hall Of (In)Justice, against L.A. County Prosecutor Jackie Lacey, who has yet to prosecute any LAPD officers or L.A. County Sheriff deputies for killing more than 400 Black and Latino …

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The disconcerting article behind this LINK reveals yet another serious outbreak of a disease primarily affecting our homeless sisters and brothers. An excerpt:  “There have been 64 cases of typhus reported across Los Angeles County so far this year, more than the 53 cases recorded this time last year, and on track to surpass the …

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Volunteers Needed

If you have free time on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, please consider volunteering at our soup kitchen. We are in need of weekday volunteers. We ask that volunteers arrive between 7:30 – 7:45 am and commit to 1 pm We would love to have you join us to prepare and serve a hot meal to our …

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This LINK is to a very good reflection on the now official Saint Oscar Romero. An excerpt: “In 1997 Romero was declared a “Servant of God,” a process which makes him a candidate for sainthood. But the process stalled when the hierarchy worried if such a move would be too “political.” Then in February of …

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This LINK is to a good article in The Atlantic about Pope Francis officially making Oscar Romero a saint. An Excerpt: “Nearly four decades later, Pope Francis has declared Óscar Romero a saint. An archbishop murdered at the altar, in the manner of England’s Thomas Becket, would seem a simple case. But Romero’s path to canonization—at …

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The below and this LINK  is to an excellent piece in today’s L.A. Times Letters to the Editor concerning the Democrats and climate change. The Letter:  “The United Nations report on the existential impacts of climate change is nightmarish, and I’m sure I’m not the only millennial terrified for my babies’ future. It’s so easy …

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