|The Catholic Worker Movement
Question: How can I subscribe to The Catholic Worker newspaper?
The Catholic Worker newspaper is not online. Subscription or copy requests must be sent by regular mail to The Catholic Worker, 36 East First Street, New York, NY 10003, United States. Phone: 212-777-9617. The newspaper was started by Dorothy Day herself in New York City in the 1930s'. The price has been and will remain a penny a copy, excluding mailing costs. It is issued seven times per year and a year's subscription is available for 25 cents (30 cents for foreign subscriptions), though all donations in excess of that amount go to the hospitality houses associated with the paper, Maryhouse and St. Joseph House.[Back to contents]
Question: How can I make a contribution to the Catholic Worker?
Donations and gifts to the Catholic Worker can be sent to any Catholic Worker community. All have more needs than the resources to meet them. Perhaps you could go to http://www.catholicworker.org/communities/commlistall.cfm and locate a house or community near you or one whose description matches your concerns. If necessary, you will have to check if a community is tax-exempt or not, some are but most are not.
Since each house or community is independent of all the others, there is no central way for a gift to one community to be shared with the others.
If your intent was to give a gift to the New York community that publishes The Catholic Worker newspaper, their address is: The Catholic Worker, 36 East First Street, New York, NY 10003, Phone: 212-777-9617.
Thank you for thinking of the needs of the Catholic Worker movement.[Back to contents]
Question: Where is Dorothy Day buried?
Dorothy Day is buried in Resurrection Cemetery on Staten Island, New York. Her grave, near the office, has a symbol of loaves and fishes and reads "Dorothy Day, November 8, 1897 - November 29, 1980, DEO GRATIAS". A map to the cemetery can be found on map websites using the address: 361 Sharrott Ave, Staten Island, NY. It is near Tottenville, Staten Island.[Back to contents]
Question: What's the name of that recent movie about Dorothy Day?
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (Paulist Pictures, 1996, 112 min.) is available on video in some video rental stores. The movie, featuring Moira Kelly as Dorothy and Martin Sheen as Peter Maurin, covers Dorothy Day's early life and the founding of the Catholic Worker movement to about 1938. The movie only hints at the profound works for peace and justice that would follow in the next 40 years. But well worth watching.
Read a Jim Forest review of the movie on this website.
A new documentary by Claudia Larson titled Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint is not yet commercially available. Watch this website for an announcement when it is on DVD.[Back to contents]
Question: I want to volunteer in a Catholic Worker community.
Volunteer opportunities in Catholic Worker houses are rarely advertised. Occasionally you may find ads in the New York Catholic Worker newspaper or in Sojourners magazine. We advise interested persons to contact the Catholic Worker house they are interested in directly. An online directory of Catholic Worker houses with address, phone and occasionally a description of the community's activities, can be found at http://www.catholicworker.org/communities/. In addition, the New York Catholic Worker newspaper publishes a list of houses in their May edition. See previous question for where to write.[Back to contents]
Question: I want to start a Catholic Worker house.
Anyone can start a Catholic Worker house and there are many ways to do it. You do not need permission to call yourself a Catholic Worker. Before you do so, however, you would probably want to make sure that your philosophy and activities are generally in accord with The Aims and Means of the Catholic Worker. Our general advice is:
When you have started a Catholic Worker house, please send information about your new house to The Catholic Worker newspaper (See above), the online Catholic Worker Directory of Communities (See above) and the Catholic Worker Archives (See above).[Back to contents]
Question: I want printed information, photos, etc... about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker.
All the information we have is on this Web site and those to which it is linked. You are welcome to download anything you want for personal use. Please observe any copyright restrictions. News media or publishers wanting photographs or scholars wanting primary materials for research are invited to contact the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection at Marquette University.[Back to contents]
Question: How do I get copyright permission to reproduce Catholic Worker art by Fritz Eichenberg, Ade Bethune, and others?
Question: I'm looking for a copy of the poster or the famous photo of Dorothy Day on the United Farm Workers picket line.
The poster, with the quotation "Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system", is available online from Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog at http://www.progressivecatalog.com/catalog/socjusposter.html.
The original photo on which the poster was based was taken by Bob Fitch. His work is available for licensing from Black Star. Contact them for more information but be forewarned that the licensing fees are steep and no exception or discount is made for nonprofit, non-commercial use.[Back to contents]
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