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Our Needs at Casa Juan Diego

Become a full-time Catholic Worker, Room and board and health insurance provided. Married couples welcome. We really need full-time Catholic Workers this summer, or people who can help during a weekday. Functional Spanish most helpful. Please let us know at cjd.org if you can come to help for a half-day each week. Jeans for men, size 28-34 waist Tennis shoes for men, women, and children Rice and pinto or black beans. School supplies, backpacks Duffel Bags Twin-size sheets, ... continue reading

Thanksgiving Letter

Casa Juan Diego is a Thanksgiving operation that works at the will and mercy of many people who hear the cry of the poor—and respond accordingly. We cannot give enough thanks to those of you who have responded to the crisis of the increased numbers of refugees who have been coming to Casa Juan Diego, especially during the past year, those who assist with cooking, with preparing bags of food for our food distribution which includes so many refugees new to the country, those who give rides to our ... continue reading

The Cosmos, the Glory of God, and the Mystery of Iniquity: Reflections from the Houston Catholic Worker

The great interest in the cosmos today, from the Big Bang theory to new discoveries and wonders of science, the galaxies revealed in new telescopes, new awareness of the mysteries of the animal world, and the whole world, is inspiring people to celebrate the wonders of the universe. Along with these awe-inspiring discoveries is a renewed interest in cosmology - a branch of metaphysics and astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the universe. The threats to our physical world, the ... continue reading

From Union Square to Rome at Eighty-Five: New Foreward by Pope Francis to Dorothy’s Book

 Preservation of the Faith Press published Dorothy Day’s From Union Square to Rome on November 26, 1938, about eighty-five years from Orbis Books’ release of a new edition with a Foreword by Pope Francis.  In August 2023, the Vatican Press published an Italian translation with Pope Francis’s original Italian Foreword. As with many authors, Dorothy was unhappy with her editor’s choice for the book’s original title.  She felt it portrayed her conversion to Catholicism as too dramatic a break with ... continue reading

The Canonization Process for Dorothy Day

Hello, and greetings from the Dorothy Day Guild! You might know that we received a really important canonization update last month: the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints in Rome appointed Monsignor Maurizio Tagliaferri as the relator for Dorothy’s cause! Our Guild steering committee, George Horton, Deirdre Cornell, and Dr. Kevin Ahern, met with our postulator, Dr. Waldery Hilgeman, at the beginning of November, when he shared this news. This was a great gift for Dorothy’s birthday on November ... continue reading

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