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The Pope’s Clear Position on Ukraine 

As a part of the Catholic Worker Movement, we know that issues of war and peace were close to the heart of Dorothy Day. Currently everyone is devastated by the destruction of the invasion of Ukraine, as are we. We remember the destruction also of the U. S.  invasion of Iraq and so many other… continue reading

Where Is Peter Maurin?

Peter Maurin, Co-Founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, died in 1949. The telephone rang insistently. It had been ringing all day for we were expecting Peter Maurin—co-founder, with Dorothy Day, of the Catholic Worker movement—to come for a lecture. He was also expected to speak elsewhere in the city, at St. Michael’s College. But as… continue reading

New Biography of Peter Maurin in French

Jean Francois Salles, Peter Maurin l’appelait la Green Revolution (Mende, France : L’ours de granit 2021. https://www.loursdegranit.fr. Reviewed by Allison Clifton             When Jean-François Salles, a photographer in Lozère in southern France, met an American Catholic Worker looking for traces of Peter Maurin in the region, he knew little about the man they were seeking. For… continue reading

Our Needs Today

Casa Juan Diego has received large numbers of new refugees and immigrants. Beds are full. 1. Cooking oil, rice in two-pound bags. 2. Box fans for those who have no air conditioning in their homes. 3. Suitcases, duffel bags. 4. Pots and pans, bowls, silverware for people starting out in an apartment. 5. Tennis shoes… continue reading

Christ and the Common Destiny of Humanity

“His blood has made one kingdom out of all nations in the Mystical Body of Christ” – Henri De Lubac In his January 10th speech to the Vatican Diplomatic Corps this year, Pope Francis reminded them (and all of us) of our common destiny among world crises: “The issue of migration, together with the pandemic… continue reading

Prayer for all Migrants, to Saint Joseph, persecuted and courageous migrant

Saint Joseph, you who have experienced the suffering of those who must flee you who were forced to flee to save the lives of those dearest to you, protect all those who flee because of war, hatred, hunger. Support them in their difficulties, Strengthen them in hope, and let them find welcome and solidarity. Guide… continue reading

A Tough Journey For Our Family

We left Venezuela together, having faith in God that we would arrive at our destination. The lack of basic necessities and the organized delinquency in our country obliged us to go out, fleeing, leaving behind our loved ones and a part of our lives. We were my husband, my son and I, but we were… continue reading

Synods and Roundtables

Peter Maurin must be smiling. Pope Francis has announced a startling new way forward for the whole church. When we think of big changes in the church, we think of shifts in theology like Vatican II or in terms of stances on major issues. But Francis’ dream of a church is ultimately transformation, and his… continue reading

The Cause of Dorothy Day

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? When we begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion, which led to the… continue reading

Thanksgiving Letter

No government agency guarantees the future of Casa Juan Diego, but it continues to survive, thanks to you all. We have received so much. Of course, the generosity is not meant for us (we are not paid), but for the many hundreds of women, men, and children who stay at Casa Juan Diego, for the… continue reading