January / February 2005

The following articles appeared in the January-February 2005 issue of the Catholic Worker:

  • War Resisters and taxes by Ruth Benn and Ed Hedemann – A short history of withholding taxes as a form of antiwar protest.
  • The Genesis of our faith by Tanya Theriault– Description of a Bible study focusing on the personal stories of Abraham and Issac using Christian and Jewish tools.
  • On trial in Ireland by Carmen Trotta– Report on the trial of Irish war protesters who damaged a US Navy transport plane enroute to the Persian Gulf in 2003. Includes defense contention that transit of US war material violation of Irish neutrality and constitution.
  • Rooted in the seasons by Sarah Brook– Exploration of how different religions celebrate the passage of the seasons.
  • Lights, Camera, Questions by Padraic O’Neil – Review of an exhibition of Iraqi prison photographs from the American-run Abu Ghraib prison presented by the International Center of Photography. Reviewer questions appropriateness of showing abuse photographs at an art museum.
  • Navy Short-Circuits ELF by Matt Vogel – Commentary on the September 2004 closure of the Wisconsin based ELF submarine communications system. Speculation on possible successors to ELF technology.
  • Life and all its fullness by Jane Sammon– Reflections on the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Includes expressions of frustration with both the so-called “pro-life�? and “pro-choice�? movements.

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 two suggestions:

1) Try to borrow the article through Interlibrary Loan.

2) 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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