Welcome to the updated and refreshed CatholicWorker.org

A personal note from Jim Allaire about the new look for CatholicWorker.org, and the future of the website.

This website began in 1995. Over the past twenty-seven years many volunteers have helped me build out the site. 

The new look of the website comes with updated technology and a new person at the helm. My longtime friend and fellow Catholic Worker, Jerry Windley-Daoust, will be taking over responsibility for maintaining and updating this website. You can find out more about Jerry and me at the About CW.org page.

As you explore the new website, be assured of two things:

  1. The fundamental purpose of this project won’t change with the change in leadership. This website will continue to serve as a repository for many of the writings of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and other prominent Catholic Workers. It will also continue to provide a directory of all known Catholic Worker communities.
  1. As you explore the new website, you may notice issues with some of the content. We’re aware of these issues (missing page titles, missing tags, etc.) and will continue to work to fix them. If you see a really egregious issue, feel free to contact us at info@catholicworker.org.

While the core purpose of the website remains the same, the upgrade comes with some new features, including more ways to find content, enhanced community listings, and more photos and artwork.

Moving forward, Jerry would love to expand the website to feature more current CW news and to highlight the great work being done by CW communities right now. As he puts it, the website should be more than a “museum” preserving the Catholic Worker’s founding documents; it should also present the Movement as a creative, active force in the world today. By covering the Movement as it continues to grow in the 21st century, the hope is that more people will be inspired to get involved.

I want to express my warm gratitude to everyone who has supported this project over the years, and especially to the many Catholic Workers who continue to work, day by day, to make a society in which it is easier to be good.


Jim Allaire
Webmaster emeritus

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