Mike Wisniewski

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Dec 18 2017

Saturday Volunteers Serve With Christmas Spirit

Regular Saturday volunteer Larry Gunsalas brought in a bag of Christmas head gear on December 16, which volunteers wore while serving and voicing Christmas greetings to our guests, which brought smiles to many faces.

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Dec 14 2017

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS POSSIBLE IF WE HAVE FAITH AND ACT ON IT

The article behind this LINK is an excellent commentary by Art Laffin, of the Washington, DC Catholic Worker, and is based on Pope Francis’ recent statement condemning the possession of nuclear weapons, tracing prominent Catholics committed to nuclear disarmament and how, as Christians, the gospel calls each of us to act in whatever way the …

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Dec 12 2017

Angel City Chorale Performs At Hippie Kitchen

On Saturday, December 9, the Angel City Chorale again made their annual visit to Skid Row to sing Christmas Carols in our dining garden. Everyone from guests eating in the garden to volunteers and community members thoroughly enjoyed the concert. Each year their performance seems to go up a notch. This year, as last, they …

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Dec 10 2017

LACW Attends County Burial Memorial For Unclaimed Dead

On Wednesday, December 6, the LACW attended the Los Angeles County Annual Burial Of The Unclaimed Dead, a memorial that has been held since 1896. This year the ashes of 1495 unclaimed bodies of people who died in 2014 were laid to rest in a common grave at Evergreen County Cemetery, in Boyle Heights. For …

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Dec 06 2017

CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

In the article behind this LINK, retired Catholic Bishop Tom Gumbleton, who was on the committee that formed the 1983 Catholic Bishop’s Peace Pastoral Letter, The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, has stated that the U.S. bishops must begin challenging the government to disarm in light of Pope Francis’ November 10 statement …

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Dec 06 2017

December 2017 Agitator

Here is the December Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Slow But Steady – Christmas 2017 Appeal by Jeff Dietrich Fighting For Skid Row Toilets, A Matter Of Dignity by Matt Harper Racism And The Lost Cause – Letter To The Editor by Richard Nester Better Know a Volunteer by Sarah Fuller and Theo Kayser At …

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Dec 04 2017

St. Paul High School 2017 Walk For Hunger

On Sunday, December 3, St. Paul High School, in Santa Fe Springs, had their 45th Annual March For Hunger, which benefits the LACW. The walk begins at Salazar Park in East L.A. and ends at Santa Monica Beach, a 26+ mile journey. The LACW and a few kitchen volunteers greeted the walkers and gave them …

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Dec 03 2017

THE HOLY TRADITION OF GOING TO JAIL FOR OUR OUR FAITH

This LINK is a good article on the call for Christians to participate in civil disobedience as a faith witness. An excerpt: “There are a lot of ways to change the world. Going to jail isn’t the only way to do it. But it is one way. Some of the great movers and shakers of …

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Dec 01 2017

Memorial for U.S. Church Women Martyred in El Salvador

Join the LACW community for a memorial service on Saturday, December 2, 7pm at Mount St. Marys College Doheny Campus in Chapel (near building 15), 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007, Phone: 626-345-1666, to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the four U.S. churchwomen martyred in El Salvador. The four women — (pictured from top …

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Nov 22 2017

FIGHT THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS

The article behind this LINK places matters in proper perspective as it points to the real issue that sits before us. An excerpt: “The disease of globalized corporate capitalism has the same effects across the planet. It weakens or destroys democratic institutions, making them subservient to corporate and oligarchic power. It forces domestic governments to …

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Nov 20 2017

THE COST OF RESISTANCE

This LINK is to an excellent piece on what it means to be a resister in this nation. Are we ready to stand for what is right, for the common good, that there may be a livable future in this nation and on the planet? There is a maxim that clearly articulates, “Freedom is NOT free.” …

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Nov 20 2017

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

  Pope Francis, during a recent conference on nuclear disarmament, condemned the possession of nuclear weapons by ALL nations. This, in light of a U.S. commitment to spend $1 trillion to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, and the Trump regime’s dangerous talk threatening to use nuclear weapons against North Korea, is a welcomed wake up call …

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