With some 7,000 employees, the Kansas City National Security Campus produces more than 80% of the U.S. nuclear weapons’ non-nuclear components. This spring, Catholic Workers will gather for a weekend of education, prayer, reflection, fellowship, and training followed by nonviolent direct action on Monday, April 15.
Today we have Brian Terrell joining us from Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm in tiny Maloy, Iowa. Brian discusses what they’re growing at the farm, whether it’s really worth growing your own beans and what it was like living with Dorothy Day compared to how she is thought of nowadays.
On the 40th anniversary of “Reluctant Resister,” a collection of L.A. Catholic Worker Jeff Dietrich’s letters from prison, the book has been republished with a new Introduction, reprinted here with the permission of the author. This article first appeared in the April 2023 edition of the Catholic Agitator, newspaper of the L.A., Catholic Worker.
A recent article in The Nation celebrates the hyper-local focus of new Catholic Worker communities. But is this really a “new” trend in the Catholic Worker? And more importantly, in the face of rampant militarism, is it enough by itself?
Summary: Praises the persistent, peaceful, and gentle methods used to halt the eviction of peace activists in a Cincinnati house–“picketing, leafleting, resisting, speaking the truth.” Keywords: nonviolence (DDLW #556).The Catholic Worker, September 1975, 3.