Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

LACW Joins With Occupy ICE-L.A.

On Wednesday, June 27, the LACW joined with the growing encampment of Occupy ICE – L.A., at the downtown Federal Building/Metropolitan Detention Center on the corner of Alameda and Arcadia, in protest against the fascist Trump regime’s immigration policy. The small but growing community is blocking one of the exits where Homeland Security buses leave …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/28/lacw-joins-with-occupy-ice-l-a

LACW Attends Vigils For Julian Assange And Against U.S. Immigration Policy

On Tuesday afternoon, June 19, Jeff, Susan, and Alex attended a “Free Julian Assange” vigil at the British Consulate, in Century City. On Wednesday, June 20, at noon, the LACW vigiled and leafleted by the downtown U.S. Immigration Court, across the street from Pershing Square, in opposition to the evil, immoral, and abominable Family Separation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/20/lacw-attends-vigils-for-julian-assange-and-against-u-s-immigration-policy

LACW Supports SB 1437 – Also Known As The BESTT Practices Act

Mid Friday afternoon, the LACW community gathered to listen to a presentation by Kate Chatfield, from our sister house in San Bruno, who is also a criminal defense attorney and author of SB 1437–also known as the BESTT Practices Act, a bill before the California Legislature that would reform the felony murder rule. The felony …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/18/lacw-supports-sb-1437-also-known-as-the-bestt-practices-act

LACW Hospitality Day for World Cup

On Friday, June 15, we hosted several of our friends from downtown for a World Cup party at Hennacy House. We watched the exciting Spain vs Portugal game, which everyone enjoyed even though it ended in a tie. Everyone had their fill of chips, nacho cheese, salsa, and soda before the game. Theo cooked corn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/17/lacw-hospitality-day-for-world-cup

Hospitality/Hippie Kitchen Closed On Saturday, June 23

Please be advised that the LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, June 23, for a day-long planning meeting to discern the LACW’s future direction. We will be back on our regular schedule on Tuesday, June 26. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/09/hospitality-hippie-kitchen-closed-on-saturday-june-23

June 2018 Agitator

Here is the JUNE Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Book Review: At Play In The Lions’ Den by Jeff Dietrich The Golden Rule Sails Again by Helen Jaccard Kings Bay Plowshares: Interview with Frida Berrigan Building A Gospel-Based Community by Sarah Fuller Confronting White Supremacy by Matt Harper Better Know a Volunteer by Theo Kayser …

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LACW Joins Black Lives Matter For Their Weekly Protest Against Police Killings

On Wednesday, May 30, the LACW joined Black Lives Matter–Los Angeles for their 36th straight week of protesting LAPD and LACSD killing of unarmed citizens and District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s refusal to prosecute murderous cops. The protests are held outside Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s office in the Hall of (In)Justice to demand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/31/lacw-joins-black-lives-matter-for-their-weekly-protest-against-police-killings

Skid Row Fences

For the past few weeks property owners in the Skid Row area have been putting up portable fences in front of their buildings as a form of harassment and to keep homeless people off the sidewalks. Some of the fences have extended from the building to the curb, approximately 9 feet, while the permits issued …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/22/skid-row-fences

Dolores Mission Church In The News

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/10/dolores-mission-church-in-the-news

Volunteers Needed

If you have free time on Saturday’s, please consider volunteering at our soup kitchen. We are in need of Saturday volunteers. We ask that volunteers arrive between 7:30 – 7:45am and commit to 1pm. We would love to have you join us to prepare and serve a hot meal to our sisters and brothers on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/08/volunteers-needed-2

LACW In The News

The L.A. Catholic Worker was highlighted in a National Catholic Reporter article about the diversity within the Catholic Worker movement. See this LINK to read the article. An excerpt: “As advocates of decentralization, Catholic Worker co-founders Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin led by example rather than attempt to create a large organization structured around their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/03/lacw-in-the-news-2

LACW Participates In The Boyle Heights May Day March

On a cool, cloudy, and sometimes drizzly Tuesday, May 1, the LACW joined Centro CSO for a May Day March in Boyle Heights. We began at Cesar Chavez Blvd and Matthews St. then marched to Chicago Ave, then to First St, where we stopped at LAPD Hollenbeck Division to protest police killings of Latinos and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/02/lacw-participates-in-the-boyle-heights-may-day-march