Mike Wisniewski

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Finding Hope In Prison

The following is a reflection written by our sister house–the Guadalupe Catholic Worker co-founder Tensie Hernandez, who spent one week in federal prison for a nonviolent direct action last August at Vandenberg Air Force Base during a vigil commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This reflection was originally published …

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LMU Bellermine Forum Presents: A Play By Catholic Worker Dennis Apel – NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION.

Crossing the Line: Featuring Dennis Apel, co-founder of the Guadalupe Catholic Worker, and Deborah Tobola, founding artistic director of Poetic Justice Project Dennis Apel is a longtime antiwar activist and the co-founder, along with his wife Tensie Hernandez, of our sister house Catholic Worker community in Guadalupe, CA. In 2016, Apel and LACW Jeff Dietrich, served …

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The article behind this LINK puts the grave situation this nation now faces in proper perspective and calls each of us to face reality and prepare to act if we want a moral order, the rule of law, and a democracy. An excerpt: “Because Donald Trump appeals to the worst of America. His promotion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/01/04/it-is-going-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better

Karán Founds-Benton Memorial

Karán’s celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, January 26 from 11 am to 1:30 pm in Mission Viejo. Please call Sarah at the LACW – 323-770-4168, for location and to RSVP on or before Friday, January 18, that Karán’s family can plan accordingly. Thank you.

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2019 Summer Intern Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2019 LACW Summer Intern Program are now being accepted. This year’s summer program will begin on Monday, July 1 and end on Sunday, August 11. Please submit applications no later than March 1, 2019. Thank you. To download the application and learn more about our Summer Program see our INTERN OPPORTUNITIES page.

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LACW Attends Skid Row Memorial

On Friday, December 21, LACW community members attended the annual Homeless Memorial for all Skid Row residents who died over the past year. Although the names of those associated with the Hippie Kitchen were not printed in the program, Catherine read the names of our guests at the Hippie Kitchen, along with our own Karán …

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The following is a reflection from The Way of the Cross, by Virgil Elizondo, as quoted in A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration. Jesus continues to be betrayed, it is true. But it is equally true that Jesus in the person of his disciples, who are willing to go all the way to the Cross with …

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An LACW Christmas Blessing

This is our tree this year, and below is what the season is about: Welcoming, honoring, and following the Son of God, Emmanuel (God with us), who is the Prince of Peace, our Exemplar, and fulfilling the work he began in spreading the nonviolent Kin-dom of God. Merry Christmas to all along with many blessings, …

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Christmas Holiday Schedule

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Saturday, December 22. However, the garden will be open with coffee and Christmas treats if you are interested in helping. We will be closed Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, will reopen on Thursday, December 27. We will also be closed on New Years Day, …

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Angel City Chorale Performs At Hippie Kitchen

On Saturday, December 8, the Angel City Chorale made their annual visit to Skid Row to sing Christmas Carols in our dining garden. Everyone present from guests eating in the garden, to volunteers and community members, clearly enjoyed their uplifting performance. This year, as in the past, they had a variety of songs from old …

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LACW Attends Burial Of L.A. County Unclaimed Dead

Photo by L.A. TimesPhoto by L.A. Times On Wednesday, December 5, under gray skies and cool and windy conditions, LACW community members were part of a group of approximately 200 people who attended an interfaith graveside memorial service honoring 1,467 people whose bodies were unclaimed in 2015 and cremated. Some may have been people we …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/12/09/lacw-attends-burial-of-l-a-county-unclaimed-dead

46th Annual St. Paul High School March For Hunger

On a beautiful, sunny, and pleasant Sunday, December 2, the LACW had its only annual fundraiser, the St. Paul High School (in suburban Santa Fe Springs) March For Hunger. The walk is actually a Marathon as it is slightly more than 26 miles. This is year 46 for the walk that included nearly 400 students, …

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