Category Archive: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Sep 24 2017

A Catholic Anarchist Attempted To Solve Homelessness In Salt Lake City. Here’s What Happened.

Ammon Hennacy, the namesake of the LACW Hospitality House, is featured in an article in The Salt Lake City Tribune. See article HERE. An excerpt: “The neighbors couldn’t leave their houses without getting hit up by panhandlers and homeless men, who had been using both the front and back yards at 1131 S. West Temple …

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Sep 18 2017

2017 LACW Sister House Retreat

Each year the 13 LACW Sister Houses get together for our annual retreat at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. This year we gathered from September 15 – 17. There were 42 Catholic Workers from around the nation and Mexico who gathered to listen to presentations from this year’s facilitators, …

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Sep 11 2017

Hospitality Kitchen (AKA Hippie Kitchen) Closed Saturday, September 16

Our soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. The LACW will be attending our annual Sister House Retreat at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, near Santa Barbara. Each year Catholic Workers in our Sister House Network (Catholic Worker Houses founded by former LACW community members) get together for …

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Sep 07 2017

Two LACW’s Found Guilty Of Trespassing

L.A. Catholic Workers Karan Founds-Benton and Alexandria Addesso appeared in federal court in Tacoma, WA, on Wednesday, September 6, to stand trial with four other nuclear resisters (known as the PLC 6) for crossing the line at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale, WA, on March 7, 2017 at the conclusion of the Pacific Life Community’s …

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Sep 05 2017

LACW Joins With LA CAN For A Skid Row Block Party

The LACW joined with Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) for a Labor Day block party on 6th Street for the folks on Skid Row. Megan cooked 20 gallons of excellent chili, which was a huge hit with those in attendance. Megan, Jed, and Mike served as LA CAN BBQ’d hot dogs and handed …

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Aug 13 2017

Friday, August 11 Hospitality Day

At least once each quarter we host a “Hospitality Day” where we invite up to twenty-five guests from downtown to join us at our house for a time to get away from the madness of the streets and enjoy part of the day relaxing, eating, playing board or card games, read, take a bath or …

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Aug 09 2017

August 2017 Agitator

Here is the AUGUST Catholic Agitator. In This Issue: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Interview With Kate Hennessy Breast Cancer by Johanna Berrigan Better Know A Volunteer: Ken Baldwin by Sarah Fuller and Theo Kayser Letters to the Editor Confronting Racism by Matt Harper and Theo Kayser The World Will Be Saved …

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Aug 07 2017

LACW at Vandenberg Air Force Base – One Arrest

On Saturday, August 5, the LACW joined the Guadalupe Catholic Worker and others in a prayerful witness commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and calling for the elimination of ICBM missile testing, nuclear weapons, and U.S. imperial war-making. Three LACW’s (Jeff Dietrich, Mike Wisniewski, and Karan Benton) were …

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Aug 01 2017

Kitchen Closed Saturday, August 5

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. We the people MUST resist U.S. nuclear policy and tirelessly work to eliminate the most diabolical weapons ever made and U.S. imperial aggression that assures their use …

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Jul 29 2017

Kevin Key, Skid Row Activist/Organizer R.I.P.

A onetime criminal defense attorney who lost his career to a crack addiction, Kevin Michael Key found both ruin and redemption on L.A.’s Skid Row, a neighborhood he came to embody as one of its loudest and most persistent activists. Until his death July 19 from cancer, Key was involved with virtually every outreach, self-help …

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Jul 25 2017

Fr. Jerry Zawada, OFM – ¡PRESENTE!

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our longtime friend, Fr. Jerry Zawada, OFM – nuclear resister, peace and justice activist, Franciscan Friar. Jerry joined the Heavenly Cloud of Witnesses on July 25, at the age 80. Jerry served his early years as a Franciscan priest in the Philippines, and later …

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Jul 19 2017

July 30 Pool Party Cancelled

Due to a death in the family of the host, Dr. Rich Meehan, this Sunday’s pool party went from being rescheduled to now being cancelled. Please keep the Meehan family in prayer. Thank you.

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