Hippie Kitchen Closed Saturday, August 7

Hospitality Kitchen (aka The Hippie Kitchen) will be closed on Saturday, August 7. The L.A. Catholic Worker will travel north to Vandenberg Air Force Base, on the central coast near Santa Maria, to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the senseless and catastrophic U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We will protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy, including missile testing at Vandenberg AFB, and call for an end to U.S. imperial war-making.

We will return to our regular serving schedule on Tuesday, August 10.

Never forget that the U.S. Empire is the ONLY nation in human history to use nuclear weapons, killing more than 200,000 human beings, all of whom were created in God’s image and likeness, leaving countless others to suffer from cancer and other illnesses related to radiation exposure. Now more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons, since they are now illegal under International Law with the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on January 22, 2021.

We the people MUST resist U.S. nuclear policy and tirelessly work to eliminate the most diabolical weapons ever made and U.S. imperial aggression that assures their use again.

Disarm and Repent! Abolish Nuclear Weapons. War No More!

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August 2021 Catholic Agitator

The August 2021 edition of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

The Only Solution is Love by LACW Sister House Network

Parables As Subversive Speech (Book Review) by Mike Wisniewski

War Tax Resistance by David & Janet Hartsough

Theological Priorities by Matt Harper

Pursuing Nonviolence by John Dear

Christians And Nonviolence by Josh Flaugher

Living Into Nonviolence by Matt Harper

Romero House Interview by Maggie Miller

Yielding To My Black Brothers by Patrick O’Neill

Better Know A Volunteer: Bryce Dwyer by Jed Poole

Solar Portrait (Poem) by Alberto Oropeza

A Holy Thought (Poem) by Arnal Kennedy

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The LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, July 17, due to pest control services rendered on Friday.  However, volunteers are needed on Saturday for kitchen cleaning and restocking. If you are available, please consider joining us at 9:00 AM and commit to at least 1:00 PM. Call 323.267.8789 for further info.  Thank you.

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June 2021 Catholic Agitator

The June 2021 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

Dismantle the System by Matt Harper

American Nightmare by Mike Wisniewski

The Beguines by Megan Ramsey

The Age of Social Murder by Chris Hedges

Bursting Bubbles by Maggie Miller

Why the Silence? by Mike Wisniewski

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April 2021 Catholic Agitator

The April 2021 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

No To Canonization by Brian Terrell

Bill Hoard R.I.P by Jeff Dietrich

Sr. Dianna Ortiz R.I.P by Mike Wisniewski

About The Cover Art by Uzoamaka Maduka

Principalities in Particular Book Review by Mike Wisniewski

My Experience with the LACW by Andrés Giesemann

Foxes & Dens, Birds & Nests, The Son of Man And Ammon by Kaleb Havens

The Displacement of Boyle Heights by Matt Harper

Commitment to Farming by Maggie Miller, Meg Lyczak, and Andrés Giesemann

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Via Crucis: The Stations of the (Displacing) Cross

The annual Los Angeles Catholic Worker commemoration of the Good Friday Stations of the Cross has taken place since the 1970s. For the L.A.C.W., the Via Crucis (literally “the way of torture”) serves as a reminder of many ways that Christ is still crucified in our world today. This year, we gathered virtually to remember, to repent, and to recommit ourselves to the radical work of liberation to which Christ calls all people of faith.

This year’s stations juxtapose Jesus’s life and passion with the brutal history of displacement in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, which has long been in the crosshairs of Los Angeles politicians, business elite, and white Angelenos, and it has also been the Los Angeles Catholic Worker’s home for more than 50 years.

You can watch the recording of our live event from Good Friday on our Facebook page.

And/or get a copy of the script here.

Please enjoy learning about the in-depth history of Los Angeles and the community we live in!

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February 2021 Catholic Agitator

The February 2021 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

632 Brittania Street: A History by Matt Harper

Resist (Super) Market Forces by Maggie Miller

Reject and Resist Empire by Mike Wisniewski

Let the Church Roll On by Bishop F. J. Cheri III, OFM

Reflections on Artsakh: An Interview with Taleen Asadourian by Maggie Miller

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December 2020 Catholic Agitator

The December 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

Annual Appeal – We cannot do this alone

Important, Yet Interdependent by Matt Harper

Finding Alternatives to Police by Becky McIntyre

Fighting for Tomorrow’s Skid Row by Maggie Miller

A Spectrum of Resistance by Matt Harper

The Gift of Housing by Becky McIntyre

Surely Goodness and Mercy by Jeff Dietrich

Kings Bay Plowshare 7 Sentencing Update by Mike Wisniewski

Pick A Side by NOLYMPICS L.A.

In Defense of Housing by Matt Harper

Funding Human Needs by Matt Harper

The First Christmas by Josh Flaugher

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Join Us to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Four Churchwomen in El Salvador

On December 2, 1980, four U.S. churchwomen working with the poor in El Salvador – Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, and lay missioner Jean Donovan – were kidnapped, raped, and murdered by the U.S.-backed military of El Salvador. In the end, they met the same fate as thousands of unnamed poor Salvadorans who were killed or disappeared.

Join us virtually in commemorating their 40th anniversary.

Please click this LINK to join the Zoom event on Dec. 2 at 4:00 pm (PST)

For more information, visit this LINK

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The October 2020 Catholic Agitator

The  October 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.

In this issue:

In Search of Good News by Matt Harper

“Bayanihan” In True Community by Becky McIntyre

From Green Lining to Green Revolution by Maggie Miller

The Good News And Art by Sarah Fuller

Wisdom in the Garden by Jeff Dietrich

Lamentations: An Interview with Dr. Kathleen O’Connor by Ben Borden

The Tenacious Solidarity of God by Liza Apper, Obl OSB

Infection COVID-19 by Luis D. Perez

A Moment in the Movement by Matt Harper

Get to Know the LACW Community by Sarah Fuller

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Hippie Kitchen Closed Saturday, September 19

The LACW soup kitchen will be closed for all services this Saturday, September 19,  for our annual L.A. Catholic Worker Sister House retreat.

We are (virtually) spending the day with our “Sister House” communities that were founded by former LACW community members. These former LACWs have created communities around the U.S.,  as well as in Mexico, and Kenya. Read more about LACW’s Sister House Network HERE.

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Hippie Kitchen Resumes Serving To-Go Meals!

The LACW soup kitchen is again serving TO-GO Meals. Due to concerns of COVID-like symptoms, our kitchen was closed for the past week as our workers and volunteers were tested multiple times. We have no positive cases and are back on 6th Street and Gladys Ave. serving TO-GO Meals, passing out mail, and providing hygiene items on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Volunteers are encouraged to join us in meal prep, we only ask that you are not coming into contact with many others, have not been in a high-risk area in over two weeks (traveled, protests or gatherings of large groups, etc), and can be tested on a weekly basis. Please call 323.267.8789 for more info. Thank you.

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