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Called to Be Saints: John Hugo, the Catholic Worker, and a Theology of Radical Christianity

Benjamin T. Peters. Called to Be Saints: John Hugo, the Catholic Worker, and a Theology of Radical Christianity. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2016, 586 p. Reviewed by Mark and Louise Zwick In this landmark study of Fr. John Hugo and the retreat that had a profound influence on Dorothy Day, Benjamin Peters argues that Hugo’s theology not only was formative for Dorothy’s  spirituality, but is quite relevant to contemporary discussions of Catholic engagement with American ... continue reading

Daniel Berrigan, SJ: Our Only Weapon Is Love

The recent death of Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J., the famous anti-war priest, reminded me of a retreat he gave in Houston well over twenty years ago. I was a brand new Catholic convert, a pacifist and a Dorothy Day admirer, full of eagerness to serve and sacrifice. Here was a priest, heavily influenced by the Catholic Worker Movement, who had fought against the government, got on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list, and gone to federal prison for his beliefs. The Vietnam War was long over, but I was ... continue reading

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Stop the Deportations

President Obama can do more for immigrant families.

 The deadlocked Supreme Court just ruled 4-4 on DAPA, blocking President Obama's immigration plan for "deferred action for parents of Americans" which would have deferred deportation and provided work permits for the millions of undocumented parents of children who are U.S. citizens. But this is not the end.

Take action now! Tell President Obama: If there is no DAPA, then there should be no deportations.

DAPA is similar to a ... continue reading

New Pastoral Letter From San Salvador: I See Violence and Strife In the City

El Salvador is again overwhelmed with violence. At Casa Juan Diego we are very aware of the critical situation for Salvadorans because of the refugees who come to our doors and tell us their stories. In response to a crisis situation in which the death toll from homicides is one of the highest in the world and some perpetrators of violence seem to be dehumanized, Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador has published a pastoral letter which addresses the roots of the violence and ... continue reading

by Angel Valdez

Why Are We Deporting Thousands Of Children Alone?

We wrote in the last issue about the Central American children who come to the United States alone and the mothers with children who are escaping imminent death in their countries but are the first to be deported when they arrive. Now the news is even worse. The Department of Security is sending deportation officers house to house to find and deport many thousands who came in 2014 and 2015, when there was an outpouring of support for the children, and have not yet been deported.  Especially ... continue reading

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