Mike Wisniewski

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LACW In The News

The L.A. Catholic Worker was highlighted in a National Catholic Reporter article about the diversity within the Catholic Worker movement. See this LINK to read the article. An excerpt: “As advocates of decentralization, Catholic Worker co-founders Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin led by example rather than attempt to create a large organization structured around their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/03/lacw-in-the-news-2

LACW Participates In The Boyle Heights May Day March

On a cool, cloudy, and sometimes drizzly Tuesday, May 1, the LACW joined Centro CSO for a May Day March in Boyle Heights. We began at Cesar Chavez Blvd and Matthews St. then marched to Chicago Ave, then to First St, where we stopped at LAPD Hollenbeck Division to protest police killings of Latinos and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/02/lacw-participates-in-the-boyle-heights-may-day-march


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/30/a-prayer-from-prison


On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists (who became known as the Catonsville Nine) went into the Selective Services Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, removed 378 draft files, took them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them on the ground, poured homemade napalm over them (an incendiary used extensively by the U.S. military in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/23/catonsville-nine-50th-anniversary


The insightful and dynamic reflection/sermon behind this LINK is based on John’s Gospel, chapter 20:19-31, which was the Gospel used on Sunday, April 8, from the Revised Common Lectionary, and deals with the “doubting Thomas” story and conspiracy theories. The author urges us to rethink the meaning of “doubting Thomas.” NOTE: Although this reflection dates …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/20/conspiracy-theories-rise-up

Jesse and Martha Farewell

On Saturday, April 14, we had a farewell party at Catch 21 Seafood Restaurant for Martha and Jesse, who have now retired from LACW community life. Martha spent 25 years with the community and Jesse spent 18 years with us. It was a fun-filled party with a live band that played reggae (a band that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/18/jesse-and-martha-farewell


Although MLK Day is passed, I came across this REFLECTION that I believe worthy of sharing. An excerpt: “Contemporary Christian Music and overt white supremacy aren’t the only principalities that refuse to die. The real pain and suffering are inflicted by stubborn structural issues that come with a predictable disclaimer in suburbia: But that doesn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/17/a-pilgrimage-of-belovedness


If you are interested in writing to the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists, here is information about sending them mail. 1. They can only receive plain white postcards with the pre-printed stamp (available for purchase at the post office). Please do not use regular, stick on stamps. 2. The address is: Camden County Detention Facility, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/17/kings-bay-plowshares


Join members of the the LACW at the Boyle Heights MAY DAY MARCH – Tuesday, May 1, 2pm. Meet at Cesar Chavez and Matthews. The focus is immigration, police killings, and public education. For more info see the CENTRO CSO Facebook page.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/16/may-day-event


The Golden Rule Project aims to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. The Project has recovered and restored the original peace boat, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired many peacemakers and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/13/golden-rule-project

2018 Catholic Worker Seder Of Liberation

On Sunday, April 8, we celebrated our 43rd annual Catholic Worker Seder of Liberation, again held at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. It was a great success with 56 people in attendance. Everyone had a very enjoyable time. LACW Susan Dietrich was the MC, former LACW Rev. Elizabeth Griswold, her husband Rabbi Seth Castleman, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/12/2018-catholic-worker-seder-of-liberation

A Short Documentary On The Homeless and Housing Crises In Los Angeles

The below informative 14 minute video was filmed and edited by John Dentino, one of our volunteers at the Hippie Kitchen. It deals with LACW Kaleb Havens recent 46 day hunger and housing strike chained to a fence on Skid Row, our work at the LACW, and most importantly, with the homeless and housing crises …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/07/a-short-documentary-on-the-homeless-and-housing-crises-in-los-angeles