August / September 2005

The following articles appeared in the August/September 2005 issue of the Catholic Worker:

  • Elmer Maas, 1935-2005 by Marta Daniels – Eulogy delievered at Funeral Mass of professor and and peace activist Elmer Maas. 
  • A Rememberance of Hiroshima by Pedro Arrupe, SJ – First hand account of the devastation left by the first atomic bombing by a medical missionary. I treated this article at length in a LISNews journal entry earlier this summer.
  • Idolatry and Nationalism by Martha Hennessy – Excerpts from an interview conducted by Martha Hennessy with William Sloan Coffin, Presbyterian minister, who served as chaplin of Yale University during the Vietnam War. Reminds readers that the state is not God and examines what a biblical politics would require.
  • Nuclear Disarmament by Archbishop Celestino Migliore – Excerpts from a May 4, 2003 UN speech reminding the nuclear powers that they too have many unfulfilled responsibilties under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • Not Just a Few Bad Apples by Bill Griffin – Pulls together a number of public sources to suggest that torture-like treatment is government policy, not an aberation. [Daniel’s note: the Administration’s unwillingness to agree to formal treatment standards support this theory.]
  • For the Well Being of All by Dorothy C. Buck – Description of the interfaith (Christian/Muslim) badaliya prayer movement. More information about the movement can by obtained by writing 175 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144. The movement also has a web page.
  • Steps to Peace are Complex by Jen Betz – An examination of the roots of the current north-south conflict in Sudan. Includes some first hand accounts.
  • Catholics and Conscience by Paul Frazier –  Reviews the recent history of the Catholic Conscientious Objector (CO) movement and provides advice to young people on building a CO file that will hold up under scrutiny in the event of a draft. [Daniel’s Note: information on building a CO file can be found in several places, including “military free schools”.


As far as I know, the text and woodcut graphics of the Catholic Worker are not available on-line. If you would like the full text of an article that I mention here, I have three suggestions:

1) Try to borrow the article through Interlibrary Loan.

2) Contact the archivist for the CW at Marquette University:

Phil Runkel
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave, PO Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141

3) Try contacting the Catholic Worker directly. They MAY be willing to send you the article, though I don’t know if they have morgue files. It seems likely they do, since they often reprint Dorothy Day articles. Contact information for Catholic Worker appears in the “subscribe” section below.

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