Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

L.A. Catholic Worker Vision and Mission Statements

Listed below is the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Vision and Mission Statements Deeply convinced of the Gospel’s radical truths, and inspired by the life of Jesus Christ, the saints, and martyrs, we strive to embody a Catholic Worker vision as articulated by our founders, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin.    Our emphases are the Corporal …

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The Catholic Worker Aims and Means

Listed below are the Catholic Worker Movement Aims and Means as published in the 85th Anniversary Issue of The Catholic Worker newspaper, May 2018. The aim of the Catholic Worker movement is to live in accordance with the justice and charity of Jesus Christ. Our sources are the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures as handed down …

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February 2019 Agitator

Here is the FEBRUARY Catholic Agitator This Issue Is Dedicated To Jeff Dietrich – It Contains several photos and: An Interview with Jeff DietrichJeff’s Retirement: We Are Unworthy Servants by Jeff DietrichThe Fishing Lesson by Jeff DietrichThe following are reflections of Jeff by friends and current and former LACW community membersThe Reluctant Resister Retires by …

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A Sad Farewell To The “Washington Clippers” – Our Fantastic Foot Care Team

The past two weeks have passed extremely expeditiously. These five amazing women (and their helpers) have made many Skid Row residents not only happy, but feeling comfortable and grateful. They soaked and bathed tired, worn, and aching feet, cut and filed toenails, gently provided cuticle, bunion, and callus care. In-grown toenails and infections were also …

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The “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team Returns

Each January, for two weeks, (January 14 – 27) five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to offer full foot care to the Skid Row poor and homeless. Last week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from …

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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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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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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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