Summary: Heralds the opening of a co-operative apartment for ten homeless women and pleads with readers for donations of beds, blankets and sheets. (The Catholic Worker, Dec 1933, 1, 5. DDLW #276).
Summary: Recalls her prayer at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception that God show her a way to use her talents to help labor, Peter Maurin’s appearance and inspiration, and the notion of personal responsibility–“Every one can help.” Thanks all who have supported the work. (The Catholic Worker, Dec 1933, 4. DDLW #277).
Summary: Distinguishes The Catholic Worker from other news publications: “The purpose of a paper is to influence the thought of its readers. We are quite frankly propagandists for Catholic Action.” (The Catholic Worker, December 1933, 2. DDLW #198).
Summary: Accounts of various strikes around the country, the difficulties of labor organizing, and violence against strikers. (The Catholic Worker, Nov 1933, 1, 6. DDLW #275).
Summary: Contrasts society’s concern for animals and sill “high society” games with the plight of those being evicted. Urges readers to petition against evictions. (DDLW #197). The Catholic Worker, November 1933, 1,2.
Summary: In a fiction-like style, tells a story of Mary Blount, a wife and working-class mother who goes to the city hospital clinic for a prenatal checkup. She begins the day joyfully, but ends experiencing indignity and cruelty from the nurses who fail to listen to her and understand her need for modesty. (DDLW #936: The Catholic Worker, Nov 1933, p. 5).
Summary: Expresses gratitude for many contributions as the circulation of the paper has grown to 20,000. There is a melancholy mood with the coming of Winter. Reflects on the price of grapes and how that will affect the Italian wine-makers in the neighborhood. Raises the question of whether Fascism endangers religion. (DDLW #935) The Catholic Worker, Nov 1933, p. 4
Summary: Miscellaneous musings about child labor, study clubs, mimeographed newspapers issued by altar boys. (The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 7. DDLW #274).
Summary: Commentary on a parade for labor organizing, labor leaders, strikes around the country, and advertising to increase consumption. Recommends voluntary sacrifices and gifts to the poor. Suggests study clubs use the Gospels, a newspaper, and Papal encyclicals for their material. (The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 5, 6. DDLW #272).
Summary: Unjust injunctions persecute striking workers in New Jersey. (The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 5. DDLW #271).
Summary: Interview with a Jesuit regarding catechesis for Catholic students in public high schools. Quotes a Newman Club worker who complains that the students won’t come unless there is a dance. (The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 1, 10. DDLW #270).
Summary: Unjust injunctions persecute striking workers in New Jersey. (DDLW #271) The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 5.
Summary: Miscellaneous musings about child labor, study clubs, mimeographed newspapers issued by altar boys. (DDLW #274)The Catholic Worker, Oct 1933, 7.
Peter Maurin’s “Easy Essay” outlining the program of the Catholic Worker.
Summary: The depression era story of helping a poor woman find and move into a new apartment after being evicted by a heartless landlord for failure to pay rent. (The Catholic Worker, Sept 1933, 2.DLW #268).
Summary: Daily chronicle of efforts to organize workers by communists and neighborhood councils. Tells of visitors stopping by to get copies of The Catholic Worker. (The Catholic Worker, Sept 1933, 1, 8. DDLW #269).
Summary: Notes labor unrest and growing awareness of inequalities in the social system. Lauds doing what one can, quoting saints. (DDLW #884). The Catholic Worker, July-August 1933, pp. 1,8
Summary: Commentary on social conditions of the wealthy J.P. Morgan, of working men and women, and the increasing evictions. Describes the reactions of Communists and others to the initial issue of The Catholic Worker on May 1st. (The Catholic Worker, June-July 1933, 1, 5. DDLW #267).
Summary: Outlines Peter Maurin’s three step program of social reconstruction (round table discussions, houses of hospitality, farm colonies) led by the laity working out the principles in the Popes’ encyclicals on social justice. (DDLW #266) The Catholic Worker, June-July 1933, 4.
Summary: A fictional account of a fourteen-year-old girl’s troubles beginning a novena to the Little Flower—St. Therese of Lisieux. (Brooklyn Tablet, May 13, 1933, p. 7)