March / April 2006

The March/April 2006 issue of the Catholic Worker focused on a Catholic march to to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to try and visit detainees held by the United States. [Daniel’s note: Read an article about the protest.]. Since so many of the articles look at the same event from slightly different perspectives, I won’t provide individual digests for these “pilgrimage articles.”

  • Articles concerning the pilgrimage march to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:
    • Pilgrimage to Guantanamo by Matthew W. Daloisio
    • True Weapons of the Spirit by Tanya Theriault
    • To Walk & Not Grow Weary by Amanda W. Daloisio
    • The Work of Love and Mercy by Matt Vogel
    • Hunger for Righteousness by Frida Berrigan
    • Hospitality in Havana by Anna Brown
  • A Look Back at the Bureau by Robert Ellsberg  –  An excerpt from the June 1979 Catholic Worker examining the Catholic Worker’s FBI file as obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. File covers from 1948 through 1970s. 
  • Companions of Jesus by Joseph E. Mulligan, S.J. –  An excerpt from Fr. Mulligan’s journal written in 2004 while serving a 90-day sentence for “crossing the line” at Ft. Benning in protest of the US Army’s School of the Americas. The School of the Americas is now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
  • Peter Maurin Farm by T. Christopher Cornell – Uses the five joyful mysteries from the Catholic Rosary to mediate on farm life.
  • Grassroots Hope in Haiti by Theresa Kronenburger – Highlights the work of nongovernmental organizations bringing hope and positive change to Haiti including The Haiti Connection, Haiti Reborn, Gift of Water, Fon Koze.
  • Erich Probst, 1933-2005 by Joe and Sabra McKenzie-Hamilton – Obituary of Korean War paratrooper and Catholic Worker resident Erich Probst.

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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) Contact the archivist for the CW at Marquette University:

Phil Runkel
Archivist
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave, PO Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141
414-288-5903
http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/day.html

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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