This group is to inform and to share information related to
the Catholic Worker Movement which was started by
Dorothy Day & Peter Maurin. This movement helps out the
poor & homeless & opposes war & violence.
Code of Conduct Visibility: open Membership: open Group Email: CatholicWorker@groups.care2.com
The Catholic Worker was founded in New York City in 1933 by Dorothy Day (1897-1980), a radical journalist who had converted to Catholicism, and Peter Maurin (1877-1949), an itinerant French worker/scholar with a vision of a world "where it is easier to be good." It has evolved into a faith based grassroots movement for peace and social justice through nonviolent direct action, represented by more than 150 loosely affiliated "houses of hospitality" (including several in Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand) in which poor and homeless are welcomed as guests rather than "clients." The Catholic Worker newspaper, edited by Dorothy Day from 1933 until her death in 1980 and still published seven times a year by the New York community, remains the best known of numerous CW publications. Widely regarded as the most influential lay person in the history of American Catholicism, Day was proposed for sainthood by the Claretian Missionaries in 1983. The Vatican granted the Archdiocese of New York permission to open her "cause" in March of 2000.
Taken from: "Dorothy Day- Catholic Worker Collection-Special Collections and Archives-Marquette University"
Latest Host Announcement: Catholic Worker Book List
Oct 19, 2006
From The Catholic Worker, August-September, 2006:
"Below is a list of some of the books that deal with various aspects of the Catholic Worker movement. They can be ordered from the publishers or your local bookstores. (Some are out of print, however.) An excellent source is the Catholic Worker Bookstore: Peter Maurin Center, PO Box 3087, Washington, DC 20010, (800) 43-PEACE."
Alert: The Declaration of Peace
by Paula Xenopus
(0 comments | 0 discussions) — I received a pamphlet today from Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service about a Declaration of Peace. The goal of this is to get our troops out of Iraq by September 21, 2006. It calls for "a comprehensive end to the US war in Iraq."
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