Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Plowshares Activist Clare Grady Speaks At The LACW

On Wednesday, October 3, the LACW hosted Clare Grady, who is one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists. Clare, who is from the Ithaca (New York) Catholic Worker, is currently out on bail and on house arrest with an ankle bracelet, but with permission to be in California for family member’s wedding. Clare’s talk …

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October 2018 Agitator

Here Is The OCTOBER Catholic Agitator In This Issue:  Technology: Good or Evil? There Is A Dark Side To The History Of This Innovation by Micah WullschlegerBlasphemous by Theo KayserNew Jersey CW Update by Alexandria AddessoCatholic Clergy Sex Abuse And Cover-Up by Jeff DietrichWe Have Been Duped by Matt HarperInterview With Jesse And Martha Lewis

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/09/30/october-2018-agitator

Kings Bay Plowshares Activist Clare Grady To Speak At The LACW

  The LACW will host Clare Grady, one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists, and member of the Ithaca (NY) Catholic Worker, as a guest speaker on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 6pm at Hennacy House, 632 N. Brittania St, L.A. 90033. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Potluck dinner follows. Learn more about …

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Hospitality/Hippie Kitchen Closed On Saturday, September 8 and 15

Please be advised that the LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, September 8, for a day-long planning meeting. We will be back on our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 11. The kitchen will also be closed on Saturday, September 15, for a Catholic Worker gathering. We will be back on our regular schedule …

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Fenced Out: Los Angeles Businesses Find New Way To Keep Away Homeless

This LINK is to an excellent article in the Guardian on the latest tactic by the businesses on Skid Row to harass, demean, and make life even more miserable for the houseless human beings living on the streets. The question that begs to be asked: What kind of society are we that continues to allow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/25/fenced-out-los-angeles-businesses-find-new-way-to-keep-away-homeless

Nuclear Hypocrisy

This LINK is to an article that recently appeared in the Santa Barbara Independent concerning ongoing protests at Vandenberg Air Force Base against U.S. nuclear weapons policy. The article is actually a statement formulated and signed by 91 activists who have been arrested while protesting at the base, including LACW community members. The names of …

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August 2018 Agitator

Here is the AUGUST Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Immigration by Karan Founds-Benton Statement of Detainees New LACW Sister House in New Jersey by Alexandria Addesso My Great-Great Grandfather Came by Steamship by Micah Wullschleger Fences and Borders For Skid Row Poor by Matt Harper Radical Act of Hospitality by Theo Kayser Poor Peoples Campaign …

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Hippie Kitchen Closed Tuesday, August 7

We Remember August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 Never forget that the U.S. imperial war machine is the ONLY nation in human history to use nuclear weapons, killing more than 200,000 human beings created in God’s image and likeness, primarily women, children, and the elderly, and leaving countless more to suffer from cancer and …

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Happy Birthday, Bill Hoard!

One of our very first guests to eat at the Hippie Kitchen 48 years ago, and longtime friend, Bill Hoard, recently celebrated his 77th birthday. Jeff and Alex picked him up at the convalescent home where he lives and took him to Hollywood to visit his favorite cartoon character’s star (Snoopy), then took him to …

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LACW Has Major Plumbing Issues

                          The LACW has serious issues with the plumbing in our 131 year old Victorian house. Some of our community members and interns have, for days, in the heat and with much sweat, been manually digging 12 foot deep holes for the plumbers …

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Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns

Our Summer Interns have arrived. Each has displayed an eagerness to learn more about our work and the Catholic Worker movement, and get to know us, our house guests, and our soup kitchen guests. In photo from left to right are: Romario Quijano (Austin, TX), Mayer Cook-Tonkin (Castlemaine, Australia), Benny Mattis (Townsend, MA), Angelica Brown …

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LACW Attends Families Belong Together March

On Saturday, June 30, after the kitchen closed, a few LACWs joined with more than 70,000 others for the Families Belong Together March/Rally. Although we missed the march itself, we were able to make it for the final 25 minutes of the rally outside the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center, where immigrants are held. See photos …

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