Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Worker’

FBI raids Catholic Worker house Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The FBI raided a Catholic Worker house in Des Moines last week. They were searching for evidence linked to efforts to sabotage construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Two women gave themselves up as being the controversial pipeline’s saboteurs last week. Read more Related Posts:Catholic Worker movement protesters face years in jailNuns’ new chapel blocks Read more

Catholic Worker movement protesters face years in jail Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Two Catholic Worker activists with a history of arrests for political dissent are claiming responsibility for repeatedly damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline They could face years in jail for their actions. “We chose to take these actions after seeing the continued desecration of the Earth, which we are to be stewards of,” the activists say. Read more

Desperate migrant carpenters in Christchurch seek Church help Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A dozen Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch’s rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to call on a Catholic advocate to get by. Recruitment and labour hire company Adecco promised fulltime jobs to the group. When they arrived on July 10, there was no work for them. Adecco, acting as the Read more

The history and new growth of Catholic Worker farms Comments 0

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

“This brings me great joy,” said Chris Montesano, a long-time California farmer, with tears in his eyes. He beamed as he looked upon a room full of Catholic Worker farmers who had traveled from across the country for a recent gathering in Dubuque, Iowa. “We are at a historic moment in our movement’s history,” Montesano Read more

US bishops support sainthood for Dorothy Day Comments 0

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The Catholic bishops of the United States have endorsed the cause for sainthood of social activist Dorothy Day — who was famously quoted as saying, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.” Day, who died in 1980, established with Peter Maurin the non-violent, pacifist Catholic Worker movement, which claims Read more