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Mark Zwick with a guest of Casa Juan Diego

Mark Zwick, Founder of Casa Juan Diego, is On Hospice

Update: October 11th, 2016: Mark continues to be made comfortable at home. He is still on hospice care.   Mark Zwick, the founder of Casa Juan Diego, has suffered from Parkinsons for a number of years. He is now bed bound and on hospice at home. Update: Mark has been in the hospital since Friday, August 26th, with wounds that became abscessed and pneumonia. He is expected to return home at the end of this week, but that is dependent on his condition. Update: Mark came home from ... continue reading

Immigrant Praying
by Angel Valdez

Sick and Injured Immigrants Share Their Stories

Visiting With the Sick and Injured When people come to Casa Juan Diego for help, we hear many tragic stories, but see the beauty of families helping each other. When the sick or injured come for help, if there is family, or if they are able to live alone, we help them directly. We address the need, but we also try to ask how they are and hear a little bit about how they are doing. Listening to their stories makes little difficulties we have seem minor by comparison. We cannot do ... continue reading


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


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

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