Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Oct 20 2017

Wednesday Evening Liturgy

If you are not aware, the LACW has a weekly liturgy each Wednesday evening and we welcome anyone who is interested to join us. We begin at 6pm followed by a potluck dinner and socializing. Our liturgies vary from having ordained ministers/priests presiding or lay presider(s) depending on availability of our ordained friends. All of …

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Oct 16 2017

A FAITHFUL RESPONSE TO THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS: REFUGEES AND MINORS

An invitation to sacred resistance of inhumane policies towards refugees on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9am-12:30pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106. What is happening to refugees and unaccompanied minors under new Executive Orders, quotas, and enforcement priorities? What are the push factors for refugee and asylum seekers in …

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Oct 12 2017

October 2017 Agitator

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Oct 12 2017

Skid Row Story – The Containment Plan (Episode 279)

This LINK is to the Skid Row story. Although somewhat dated, it is very relevant to understanding the many issues affecting the area near downtown called Skid Row. Jeff and Catherine (among other Skid Row activists) are interviewed for this 27 minute audio documentary (by 99% Invisible) on the history of Skid Row and the …

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Oct 08 2017

Hepatitis “A” Outbreak In Los Angeles And What You Can Do To Help

While the Hepatitis A outbreak announced by Los Angeles Health officials in September may come as no surprise to readers of C3’s study in July, which found that toilets on skid row are less accessible than in Syrian refugee camps, L.A. City Council members are still just talking about a plan for portable toilets, but …

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Oct 06 2017

Kate Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter, Visits the LACW

On Friday, September 29, Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Catholic Worker Co-founder Dorothy Day, visited the LACW to do a reading from her new book, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty and talk about her life with her mother (Tamar) and grandmother and answer questions. As the writer in the family, Kate’s new …

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Oct 01 2017

First Annual LACW Art Show

On Sunday, September 24, the LACW hosted its First Annual Art Show with art work by LACW community members, guests, and friends. There were displays throughout the house and outside around the property. There was a self-guided tour to see the various pieces of art donated over the years hanging on the walls throughout the …

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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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