Mike Wisniewski

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Father Roy Bourgeois Dismissed From Priesthood

The LACW stands with Father Roy! With great sadness we inform you that the Vatican has dismissed Fr. Roy Bourgeois from the priesthood and from his religious order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, because of his stand for gender equality in the Catholic Church. Father Roy has served with great courage and commitment for 45 …

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

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, 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 thirty second anniversary of the four U.S. churchwomen martyred in El Salvador. The four women — (pictured from top left) Sister …

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Final Two Hiroshima Day Resisters in Court

L.A. Catholic Workers Rebecca Casas and Barbara Robinson appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court on Thursday, November 15, for arraignment resulting from their Hiroshima Day witness on August 6, 2012. Both entered a guilty plea for trespassing and were given a $150 fine plus court costs. Both stated their refusal to pay the fine and …

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Occupy the Banks

On Friday, November 9, The L.A. Catholic Worker joined with Occupy LA, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Skid Row, and Occupy Foreclosures in a march from Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles to the Financial District, where we stopped at each major bank and called for an end to home foreclosures and other immoral and illegal …

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Day of the Dead Altar 2012

Each year, from the end of October to just before Thanksgiving, the LACW celebrates the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which coincides with All Souls Day (November 2). These PHOTOS are of our Day of the Dead altar. All skeletal figures were hand made and painted by former community …

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Occupy Movement Alive and Well in New York City Relief Efforts

Offshoots of Occupy Wall Street, together with local Catholic and Protestant parishes (not Red Cross, FEMA, or other local/state/federal agencies), lead the way in Sandy relief efforts in hardest-hit areas of New York City. See stories HERE, HERE and HERE and video HERE More and more, in these times of cutbacks and austerity (that mostly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/11/04/occupy-movement-alive-and-well-in-new-york-city-relief-efforts

Upcoming Holiday Schedule and Policy Reminder

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 24. Further, the kitchen also will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Also, we do not accept volunteers working for school service requirements or other forms of community service hours from Thanksgiving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/10/29/upcoming-holiday-schedule-and-policy-reminder

Three Arrested in Vandenberg Backcountry Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2012 Contact: tierralinda@live.com Nonviolent Backcountry Resisters Cause Disruptive Breach of Vandenberg Air Force Base Security Zones. For the first time in nearly a decade, nonviolent civil resisters caused a disruptive breach of the backcountry security zones at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban …

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Fines For Hiroshima Day Resisters

Three of the five Hiroshima Day resisters (Theo Kayser, David Omondi, and Tensie Hernandez-Apel) appeared in Santa Barbara federal court on Thursday, October 18, pleaded guilty, whereby each received a $150 fine plus court costs. All three stated that paying a fine and court costs is not acceptable and stated their refusal to pay. No …

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Successful Art Fair/Book Sale Event

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, The LACW hosted an Art Fair and Book Sale to benefit our Sister House, Casa Colibri, in Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Former LACW community member Manuel Hernandez offered a large selection of his amazing art work, including pottery, quilts, handmade pillows, large and small papel picado, photo frames, T-shirts, and more. …

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Christmas-Only Offer

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Art Fair/Book Sale

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