Media of Interest
New Film: Breaking Bread and Laws: Radical Discipleship for Justice and Peace
Austrian filmmaker Cristina Yurena Zerr recently produced a 35-minute film about Martha Hennessy’a struggle for justice and nuclear abolition in relation to the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 action. The film was aired on Austrian television in November 2022 and is available for screening; interested parties can contact Cristina for more information:
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ in the 21st century? This question frames the portrait of Martha Hennessy (USA), a woman of deep faith who constantly questions how she can help create a more just, liberated society. Due to her protest against nuclear weapons she was sentenced to prison in 2020. Her commitment has its roots in the Catholic Worker movement, co-founded in 1933 by Martha’s grandmother Dorothy Day, a leading peace activist being considered for beatification by the Vatican. Like her grandmother who protested against nuclear armament, Martha Hennessy was prosecuted by the state as a criminal and sent to prison for her activism. This film explores faith and resistance to structures of violence.
CW Newsletters & Other Media
Mark Colville Wants the Catholic Worker to be More Contextual
Magnificat (Nazareth House, Philippines) Lent/Easter
- THE CARE MANAGER (Gerald’s Story)
- Voluntary Poverty
- Cpmmunity News
Houston Catholic Worker (January – March)
The print edition of the January – March Houston Catholic Worker newspaper is out, with a couple of stand-out articles:
- Through Hell to Hope: Migrants Trying to Reach the USA – The Houston Catholic Worker (cjd.org)
- On Pilgrimage and the Three Magi – The Houston Catholic Worker
Simone Weil House
Simone Weil house has issued a newsletter:
Call for Volunteers
New on CatholicWorker.org
How to CW
A few days ago, we put up a page called How to Start a Catholic Worker. Mike Doyle at Dorothy Day Tampa suggested writing a series on the topic, but I’m hoping we can round up some more advice from other Catholic Workers, too. This page will serve as a kind of hub for this information.
Mike’s inaugural article also inspired a new category: How to CW. I’m hoping this will become a hub for articles on everything from how to cook for thirty-five people when you were only expecting to feed ten (the “C” answer here is spaghetti, of course) to creating a cooperative as your community’s legal entity to drafting house rules. Again, your submissions are welcome.
Here’s what else I’ve been working on the past two weeks:
- fixing the broken search tool…you should find it works now, better than ever. Also, the search results page now features a single column, which may be easier for some people to scan;
- fixed the broken link to the 2019 Aims and Means page, which has also been properly typeset;
- Rosalie and I continue to work on the book directory; expect a public rollout by April.
Also, check out this new content: