Category: On The Line

Articles and photos not directly related to the LACW community, yet are highly noteworthy and recommended.

ECOLOGICAL GRIEF

The article behind this LINK is very pertinent and much needed in these and future dark days of ecological devastation. We will need to grieve as the losses mount. This is a reality we MUST face and learn to deal with. We CANNOT hide from or deny what is happening and will only get worse …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/19/ecological-grief

MAKE BABYLON GREAT AGAIN – WE WILL NOT BOW DOWN

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/14/make-babylon-great-again-we-will-not-bow-down

TWO INTERROGATIONS: GINA HASPEL AND ADOLF EICHMANN

The following article by Brian Terrell (Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm, Maloy, Iowa) is re-posted here from the Voices For Creative Nonviolence website. “The evasions and obfuscations of these two willing technicians of state terror are chillingly similar” By Brian Terrell On May 9, Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s choice for head of the Central …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/13/two-interrogations-gina-haspel-and-adolf-eichmann

TRAILER FOR AN EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY – THE NUNS, THE PRIESTS, AND THE BOMBS.

Nuclear disarmament activists, including Catholic nuns and priests, challenge the security and legality of U.S. nuclear weapons when they break into the “Fort Knox” of uranium and a Trident nuclear submarine base. Are they criminals or prophets sending a wake-up call to the world? This LINK is to a trailer for an excellent documentary.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/11/trailer-for-an-excellent-documentary-the-nuns-the-priests-and-the-bombs

WHO SHOULD BE INDICTED?

Who Should Be Indicted? by Liz McAlister (member of the Kings Bay Plowshares), May 5, 2018 Our country bound itself in 1945 to the U.N. Charter, which rendered nuclear weapons systems criminal by its purpose to “save future generations from the scourge of war.” It further directed that “all nations shall refrain from the use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/09/who-should-be-indicted

KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN MOVED

On Monday, May 7, the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists – Liz McAlister, Steve Kelly, Carmen Trotta, Mark Colville, Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady, and Patrick O’Neill were moved to the Glynn County Detention Center, in Brunswick, Georgia. On May 10 they will appear in federal court in Brunswick. Last week, an indictment was filed by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/08/kings-bay-plowshares-activists-have-been-moved

KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

Press Release May 4, 2018 For more information contact: Jessica Stewart: 207.266.0919 Paul Magno: 202.321.6650 Brian Hynes: 718. 838.2636 Kings Bay Plowshares Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court On April 4, 2018, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Liz McAlister, 78, Stephen Kelly S.J., 70, Martha …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/04/kings-bay-plowshares-update

PRISON REFLECTION BY FR. STEVE KELLY, S.J.

Reflection from the Camden County Detention Facility, by Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J., Kings Bay Plowshares “Do you swear/affirm to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you [God]?”, Dennis Apel was asked as he took the stand in Federal court for his witness at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Dennis …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/05/04/prison-reflection-by-fr-steve-kelly-s-j

A PRAYER FROM PRISON

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/30/a-prayer-from-prison

CATONSVILLE NINE 50th ANNIVERSARY

On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists (who became known as the Catonsville Nine) went into the Selective Services Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, removed 378 draft files, took them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them on the ground, poured homemade napalm over them (an incendiary used extensively by the U.S. military in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/23/catonsville-nine-50th-anniversary

CONSPIRACY THEORIES: RISE UP!

The insightful and dynamic reflection/sermon behind this LINK is based on John’s Gospel, chapter 20:19-31, which was the Gospel used on Sunday, April 8, from the Revised Common Lectionary, and deals with the “doubting Thomas” story and conspiracy theories. The author urges us to rethink the meaning of “doubting Thomas.” NOTE: Although this reflection dates …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/20/conspiracy-theories-rise-up

A PILGRIMAGE OF BELOVEDNESS

Although MLK Day is passed, I came across this REFLECTION that I believe worthy of sharing. An excerpt: “Contemporary Christian Music and overt white supremacy aren’t the only principalities that refuse to die. The real pain and suffering are inflicted by stubborn structural issues that come with a predictable disclaimer in suburbia: But that doesn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/04/17/a-pilgrimage-of-belovedness