Archive for the ‘nonviolence’ Category

Apr/May Meetings

April 19, 2008

This entry is being written on April 19, 2008 and I just received my Mar/Apr 2008 issue of the Catholic Worker a few days ago. Look for a full digest in the next week or so. Because I know I have several readers in the New York City area, I wanted to point out the CW Friday Night Meetings while that information is still useful.

All meetings begin at 7:45pm:

April 25 – Michael S. Foley: Draft Resistance in Boston during the Vietnam War.

May 2 – Selected Readings from the Catholic Worker on War and Peace.

May 9 – Readings from the Works of Daniel Berrigan. Happy Birthday Dan!

May 16 – A.B. Bhardwaj: Gandhi’s Relevance in Politics Today.

Why the meetings? I’ll let the Worker itself explain:

In keeping with Peter Maurin’s recognition of the need for ongoing clarification of thought, we invite you to join us for our weekly Friday night meetings. The meetings are held either at Maryhouse–55 East Third St, 212-777-9617, or St. Joseph House, 36 East First St, 212-254-1640. As far ahead as we can see, those we will hold at First Street will be marked with an *. Feel welcome to call and confirm the schedule. Both houses are between First and Second Avenues (2nd Ave. stop on the F or V train).

So, if you’re within driving distance of New York, please attend if you can. If you do, please leave a comment here or send an e-mail to dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net.

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December 2006: A book and writing opportunity from the Book of Notes

January 20, 2007

Please see previous post for why the “From the Book of Notes” section is not normally part of the Catholic Worker Digest. December 2006’s column by Ric Rhetor mentions a couple of books by Jim Douglass that sound interesting:

If you’d like to buy your own copies of the above or other recently reissued Douglass works, contact Wipf and Stock Publishers, 199 West 8th Avenue, Ste 3, Eugene OR 97401 Tel: 541-344-1528.

The column also notes that Bob Tavani is trying to restart the journal “Not by Work Alone.” It had five issues in the 1980s and Mr. Tavani hopes for two issues this year. Poetry, prose, philosophical writings, short stories and photos can be submitted to Bob Tavani, 600 W. Superior St, Apt 906, Duluth, MN 55802.

August / September 2004

November 19, 2006

Like nearly 58,000 other people in this country, I subscribe to Catholic Worker, a newspaper founded by Dorothy Day back in the 1920s. Catholic Worker carries stories on peace and justice issues from a Catholic and personalist perspective. Unlike so much else in this world, Catholic Worker is not available electronically, and so might escape the notice of many in the Internet community.

I’d like to change that, within the bounds of copyright and fair use, so today I launch “Catholic Worker Digest”, a listing of articles appearing in each issue of Catholic Worker. Catholic Worker is issued seven times a year. My first three issues will appear over the next three weeks, because I started with the Aug-Sept 2004 issue, which I had laying around the house. Suggestions for obtaining full text of Catholic Worker articles and subscription information appear at the end of the digest.

Articles contained in the Aug/Sept 2004 Catholic Worker:

  • Solidarity and Suffering – Interview with Pat Rice on human rights work.
  • Methods of Tyranny – Review of American detention and interrogation methods in the War on Terror.
  • I am an Ordinary Man – Brief profile of Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu.
  • Another path of resistance – Profile of US deserter Jeremy Hinzman. Contains tidbits of Basic Training methods as perceived by Mr. Hinzman.
  • Anarchist Christians – Debate about whether there is such a thing as a Christian anarchist.
  • David Dellinger 1915-2004 – Obituary of peace and justice activist David Dellinger.
  • Book Review of Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen by Norman G. Kurland.
  • Book Review of Fear Anger & Failure: A Chronicle of the Bush Administration’s War against Terror from the attacks of 9/11/2001 to defeat in Baghdad by William Pfaff.
  • Mattie Robinson, 1943-2004 – Obituary of long time CW house resident.
  • Ed Marciniak 1918-2004 – Obituary of a Chicago Catholic Worker House founder.

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.

To Subscribe:

Even you if you don’t like what you see here, I encourage you to try a subscription to the Catholic Worker. They will give you a subscription for $0.25/year (If you want to cover the actual costs of a subscription, send them $10). You can hardly do better than a quarter a year!

Send your subscription requests to:

Catholic Worker
36 East 1st St.
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212-777-9617 or 212-677-8627.

Even if you think you hate the Catholic Worker movement and all it stands for, subscribe anyway. See what the other side is doing. Also get it for the obituaries. Nowhere else will you find people memorializing the marginalized the way the Catholic Worker celebrates the lives that come through their houses of hospitality. Everyone can learn something about how to see every person’s dignity by perusing these obituaries.