We debated about calling the new/old section in the Archives, “What Were You Thinking?” or “The Early Years” or “Our Kids Think This Is Normal?” or “Giving It All Away” or “The Fire Years,” or “Youthful Energy,” but we chose “How It All Began.” In 1980 something very profound was happening in our community. Homeless refugees were pouring in from Central America with nowhere to go. We believed as Catholics that we must go to our roots and our value system in order to respond, especially as we had recently lived in Central America and seen the tragedy occurring there. We began the Casa Juan Diego House of Hospitality at the end of 1980 and the Houston Catholic Worker newspaper in May of 1981.
Articles in the new section in the Drop-down Archives menu entitled “How It All Began” share the joy and the excitement of those early years.
The section is under construction. Articles will gradually be added.