Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

October 2021 Catholic Agitator

The  October 2021 edition of the Catholic Agitator is now online. In this issue: Coming Through The Pandemic by Matt Harper Book Review: The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Week  by Mike Wisniewski Book Review: Let Us Dream: The path To A Better Future by David DeCosse Doing Right By …

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John August Swanson – R.I.P.

It is with great sadness to announce that this amazing person, artist extraordinaire, and our dear and longtime friend, supporter, and social justice and peace activist, John August Swanson, 83, joined the glorious Heavenly Cloud of Witnesses early Thursday morning, September 23.  Funeral arrangements are pending the completion of the St. Camillus Center chapel renovation, …

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Questioning The Troubled Legacy Of The Catholic Church’s Missions

As the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese began a Jubilee Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Gabriel Arcàngel, a small contingent of Catholic Workers and supporters participated in vigils at Mission San Gabriel and at the Cathedral to ask questions, and listen to other Catholics who hold the complexity of …

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The Church and Colonization

As the Los Angeles Archdiocese begins a Jubilee Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel founding, we at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker believe it is simply not possible to move “Forward in Mission” as a Church without collectively engaging all the facets of our Mission’s history and legacy. As …

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John August Swanson In Hospice Care

John August Swanson, 83, longtime social justice and peace activist, friend and supporter of the LACW, whose beautiful art adorns our house and soup kitchen, and appears on the cover of the August 2021 Catholic Agitator (see below), is in hospice care and needs our prayers. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers during …

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Commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

On Friday, August 6, the LACW, and others, gathered at the front gate of the newly-named Vandenberg Space Force Base (formerly Vandenberg Air Force Base) to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the criminal and immoral U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  We vigiled for nearly two hours, then closed with a prayer service led …

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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 …

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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 …

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HIPPIE KITCHEN CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 17

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, …

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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, …

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