David Gardner in the News

David Gardner Atlanta Aquarium protest 2005

LACW community member, David Gardner, while visiting the Open Door Community in Atlanta, joined their protest action outside of Atlanta’s new $280 million aquarium. A local reporter was on hand and interviewed him and the qoute ended up in the local paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The article can be read online here, although he remembers sounding more articulate at the time of the interview, however sounding inteligent and wearing a giant shark head don’t always go hand-in-hand.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/11/23/david-gardner-in-the-news

Sophie’s Play

Christian Belt, Clare Bellefeuille-Rice, Sarah Grab, Faustino Cruz, Sophie Goldstein, Megan Fincher and David Gardner

On the night of November 5th, several of us at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker were pleased to attend Alverno High School’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream staring one of our youngest volunteers, Sophie Goldstein, as Puck. It was a great production using the original script with modern stage/costumes. Appearing in the photo from left to right: Christian Belt, Clare Bellefeuille-Rice, Sarah Grab, Faustino Cruz, Sophie Goldstein (in costume), Megan Fincher and David Gardner.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/11/10/sophies-play

New International Volunteers

Christian Belt and Sarah Grab

We are happy to welcome the two most recent additions to our community, Christian Belt and Sarah Grab. Both are from Germany, and are enrolled in a six month community service program in the United States sponsored by The International Fellowship of Reconciliation. While Sarah was placed at our community, Christian is currently on loan to us from our Sister House in Orange County.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/11/10/new-international-volunteers

Dia de los Muertos


For several years while Manuel lived with us at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker, he would construct a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar for us. Manuel, an artist and a native of Mexico put a lot of time, energy and creativity into it. This last year he, along with Jorge Manly-Gil returned to Mexico to start a Catholic Worker there. Manuel requested that I post photos of this years altar so he can see how this tradition is continuing in his absence.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/10/30/dia-de-los-muertos

Oct. 8 Vandenberg Demonstration Photos


The photos taken at last week’s vigil at Vandenberg Air Force Base are now online and available at http://lacatholicworker.org/g/vandenberg-10-05.

More information about future peace demonstrations at Vandenberg AFB can be found at the Vandenberg Peace Legal Defense Fund website at: http://www.vpeaceldf.org/


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/10/16/oct-8-vandenberg-demonstration-photos

Sister House Retreat Photos


Last weekend the Los Angeles Catholic Worker was joined with our Sister Houses for our annual Sister House Retreat. This year we had Dee Dee Risher and Will O’Brien the former editors of The Other Side magazine. For those who are interested I posted some of the photos taken that weekend.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/09/19/sister-house-retreat-photos

Summer Intern Photos

LACW Summer Interns

Our Summer Internship Program just ended, and most of our interns have returned home. I just posted a collection of photos taken at our various events this summer.
Summer 2005 Gallery

Of course those who may be interested in next years Summer Program can find information about it by clicking here.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/08/21/summer-intern-photos

Orange County CW

Mike from the Worcester CW did a nice little write up about one of our sister houses, the Orange County Catholic Worker, on his website pieandcoffee.org.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/08/13/orange-county-cw

Catherine Morris in Jail

Catherine Morris Civil Disobediance

Yesterday Catherine, along with the LACW and interns, went to court for her sentencing. Catherine gave a very passionate statement about the real crimes commited in Iraq, and how the military budget hurts the poor back home. The prosecution had recomended a fifteen day sentence, and although Catherine stated that she was fully prepared to serve a fifteen day sentence the judge sentenced her to seven days in jail. Catherine, never one to procrastinate, left the court and walked down to the U.S. Marshal’s office where she turned herself in. We are hoping to have her home next Tuesday, the 9th which is also the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/08/04/catherine-morris-in-jail

Bob’s Blog

One of our summer inters has a blog (an online journal). In it he shares a few reflections about his stay here with us, for the curious it is worth a look: http://love-theory.blogspot.com/

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/07/28/bobs-blog

David Gardner – Civil Disobediance Update

David Gardner Arrest

This morning David Gardner appeared before Judge Chapman, and entered a guilty plea. Although it was expected that the prosecution would request a pre-sentencing report from the probation department, the prosecution instead went ahead with sentencing. The judge initially considered a sentence community service, but David explained that he considered it to be an honor to serve the poor and that is what he does at the LACW, and that he would not cooperate with community service as punishment. The judge decided on a 48 hour sentence starting this Monday, July 11th at 8:30am.


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/07/07/david-gardner-civil-disobediance-update

Summer Interns are here

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Our summer program began on Monday, June 27. We are happy to welcome our interns into our community and our guests at the kitchen appreciate the cheer they add to the meals that we serve. In the photo from left to right: Elizabeth Henricks (from St. Louis University), Elizabeth Boren (from San Diego), Viola Engels (from Brot und Rosen Community in Hamburg Germany, Thi Trinh (from University of Portland), Jacob Brown (Wheaton College in Chicago), and Bob Beckett (from La Sierra University in Riverside).


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/06/30/summer-interns-are-here