Summary: Contrasts the joy at the birth of a calf to the coffee line of poor clad and unemployed men. Delights in symphonic music on the radio, Protestant visitors, and letters supporting their work. Expresses gratitude for gifts and St. Joseph, their householder. (The Catholic Worker, December 1936, 4, 7. DDLW #433).
Summary: Restatement of core Catholic Worker beliefs, distinguishing them from Fascism, Communism, and capitalism. Emphasizes voluntary, private, and personal action to improve the social order. (The Catholic Worker, December 1936, 6. DDLW #310).
Summary: Enunciates the principles for starting a house of hospitality. Emphasizes starting small and emphasizing Christian principles. “They [Houses of Hospitality] will emphasize personal action, personal responsibility as opposed to political action and state responsibility.” (DDLW #308). The Catholic Worker, December 1936, 4.