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DACA, DAPA, and the poor outside our door

Since 9/11, our nation has become more and more afraid, in exact proportion to our fevered attempts to disconnect ourselves from the poor and huddled masses of the earth. The more troops we send to stamp out Evil, the more Evil seems to grow. The higher the fence at our border, the more we fear those on the other side. And it makes a kind of sense: if you disconnect yourself from others, you can no longer see that our fates are bound up together. It begins to look like it is us against them, or, ... continue reading

What’s New Toward Dorothy Day’s Canonization

by Mark and Louise Zwick Local members of the Advisory Board of the Guild for the Canonization of Dorothy Day, Servant of God, participated in a recent meeting which brought together Guild members and supporters and revealed and involved Guild members in new practical steps toward her canonization. We participated in the meeting by vidyo technology, thanks to our son, Joachim instead of going to New York City. Since Cardinal O’Connor opened the cause in the year 2000, there has not ... continue reading


Rejoicing in El Salvador As Oscar Romero Declared Martyr

by Jaime Septién The Vatican Commission that reviewed the martyrdom of Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez has given the green light to the process of beatification, ruling that the archbishop of San Salvador was assassinated because of “hatred of the faith.” With this finding, his successor, the current arch-bishop of San Salvador and president of the Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (CEDES), Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas, expressed his apprbation over the news, shared, without a ... continue reading

Loaves and Fishes
    by Rita Corbin

Thanksgiving Letter 2015

We hoped for a response from our Christmas letter of appeal for approval for another year at Casa Juan Diego. Our readers voted a resounding “yes.” You responded positively and generously, getting us off to a good start in 2015. Thanksgiving gets short shrift, not only in our acquisitive culture, but  in non-acquisitive Casa Juan Diego culture, where we no sooner survive one crisis before there is another so devastating that it inhibits giving thanks for resolving the first. We ... continue reading

Dorothy Day
by Angel Valdez

Dorothy Day’s Reflections on Advent

Advent is a time of waiting, of expectation, of silence.  Waiting for our Lord to be born. A pregnant woman is so happy, so content. She lives in such a garment of silence, and it is as though she were listening to hear the stir of life within her. One always hears the stirring compared to the rustling of a bird in the hand. But the intentness with which one awaits such stirring is like nothing so much as a blanket of silence. Be still. Did I hear something? Be still, and see that I am ... continue reading

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