The Uganda Catholic Worker Community, currently homeless after eviction from its Kiboga district location, is appealing for $56,000 in donations. The funds will be used to purchase a house, a key step in their plan for self-sustainabilit
Summary: A yearly appeal for funds from readers. Discusses the poverty of the Catholic Worker and the purpose of that poverty in relation to Christ. Links the appeal for funds to the begging of St. Francis and the giving of funds to our love of God. Keywords: folly of the cross (DDLW #581). The Catholic Worker, October-November 1977, 2.
Summary: Appeals for funds saying, “All small gifts add up, and we surely need them” Mentions the death of two catholic workers and anticipates a two-month trip around the world noting she has seen the poor of the world–“literally.” (DDLW #930). The Catholic Worker, Oct 1970, p. 2
Summary: An appeal for funds. She says they have enough for a month or two and reminds us that we will receive as we measure our gifts. (DDLW #904).The Catholic Worker, October 1969, p. 2
Summary: Notes the signs of spring, the bustle of hospitality, and energy of youthful volunteers. Makes an appeal for aid, “We are beggars for the poor” (DDLW #897). The Catholic Worker, March 1969, p. 2
Summary: An appeal for help on the mortgages for their new house on Christie Street. Reminds us that love of the poor requires an act of faith, as sometimes love is a hard struggle. (DDLW #890). The Catholic Worker, October 1968, p. 2
Summary: Asks for aid describing their crowded tenement, and notes the coming and going of the young as well as the needs of older long-term guests. Looks for signs of spring after a hard winter. In spite of poverty she admits how acquisitive they can be for books, time, and loving kindness. (DDLW #864). The Catholic Worker, March 1968, 2.
Summary: An appeal for money. Notes their hospitality for the families of migrants, for pickets in the grape boycott, and the many apartments they rent. “Even as I am writing this a woman comes to borrow twenty-five dollars. She does this every so often and it usually is a dire need.” (DDLW #856). The Catholic Worker, November 1967, 2.
Summary: She asks for help–“It is hard to be a beggar.” Admires the voluntary poverty of St. Francis, Gandhi, and Peter Maurin. In contrast, the “destitute and dissolute” are often despised as “bums” in the city and we fail to see “the sacred element in every human being.” (Simone Weil) (DDLW #844). The Catholic Worker, October-November 1966, 2.
Summary: Semi-annual appeal for funds. She says the destitute they take in become part of the Catholic Worker family until they die. Says the Lord asks, “Do you mean what you say when you repeat my words, ‘All men are brothers’?” (DDLW #836). The Catholic Worker, April 1966, 2.
Summary: In asking for help she contrasts the government’s “war against poverty” with the Catholic Worker’s “true efficiency of the person-to-person encounter.” Distinguishes between the poor and the destitute. (DDLW #833). The Catholic Worker, October 1965, 2.
Summary: Grouses about plumbing problems, landlord issues, and needing money for a better house of hospitality. Says we need to do penance for the war in Vietnam, using all our life force. Discourses on love, sex, chastity, purity in relation to God and penance. (DDLW #830). The Catholic Worker, September 1965, 1, 2, 6.
Summary: Begs for help to pay rents and local taxes. Says their work is life-giving and “It is by prayer and alms that we do penance for our own sins and the sins of the world, and we can all give alms.” (DDLW #797).The Catholic Worker, December 1962, 2.
Summary: A semi-annual appeal for funds, noting their expenses for food, rend, and even burials. Says it’s foolish, but calculates they’ve served 132,000 meals since the last appeal. Points to the widow who fed Elias when he begged and her reward. (DDLW #931)7 The Catholic Worker, May 1962, p. 2
Summary: Brief notice that her column will be missing while she works on a new book. Slips in an emergency appeal. (DDLW #790). The Catholic Worker, February 1962, 6.
Summary: With the bank account at one dollar and grocery bill to pay, she appeals for help. Says “I like writing an appeal when we literally have nothing.” (DDLW #785). The Catholic Worker, October 1961, 2.
Summary: Asks readers to “forgive the seventy times seven times we go on asking.” Recalls biblical stories where people are fed in seemingly hopeless situations. (DDLW #779). The Catholic Worker, March 1961, 2.
Summary: Says they are “broke again and are beggars.” Lists their expenses and improvements that were needed in city and farm on Staten Island. Recalls Saints Paul, Joseph (“the householder”), Francis, and Therese. (DDLW #772). The Catholic Worker, October 1960, 2.
Summary: Begs for help “with this wild adventure of the works of mercy.” Protests the state’s appropriation of private property and its “ownership of the indigent.” (DDLW #745: The Catholic Worker, October 1958, page 2.)
Summary: Appeals for money, telling how they often pay poor people’s rent. Mentions the saints of the week and reminds us we are called to be saints– “to be a lover, ready to leave all, to give all.” We progress on this path by beginning over again each day. (DDLW #738: The Catholic Worker, April 1958, page 2.)