Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Community Newsletters

Page 1 of The Catholic Worker issued July/August, 1955.

"...For those who are huddling in shelters trying to escape the rain...For those who are walking the streets in the all but futile search for work...For those who think that there is no hope for the future, no recognition of their plight--this little paper is addressed...."
The Catholic Worker, May 1, 1933 

And, with those words, the Catholic Worker movement began on May 1, 1933.  Before the homeless shelters, the soup kitchens, or the farms, the first act taken by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin was to publish and distribute a newspaper named The Catholic Worker.  It sold for a penny a copy.  The paper is still published today—at the same price—by Catholic Workers in New York City.  The editors of that paper choose to keep it only available in hard copy form, so you cannot read it online.  To receive it, write the editors at: The Catholic Worker, 36 East First Street, New York, NY 10003, United States. Phone: 212-777-9617.  The price for a mailed subscription is $.25 cents.  Larger donations, of course, are gratefully accepted.

In keeping with that tradition, many Catholic Worker communities publish their own community newsletters.  Some are not online, but several are.  Catholic Worker Journal has a section for these publications at this link.

If we don't have your newsletter, please email it to us, and we’ll be delighted to add it.

Recent newsletters we’ve been sent are:

Vancouver Catholic Worker

Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker, Maloy, Iowa

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker in Kansas City, MO.

Omaha Catholic Worker

LA Catholic Worker, The Catholic Agitator

Tacoma, WA, Catholic Worker

Dubuque, IA, Catholic Worker

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