In the 1930’s, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin began a movement that combined Catholic traditions, the new papal social encyclicals with a commitment to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy in a spirit of voluntary poverty.
Today, that tradition continues in many cities in our country and around the world. Some of the most thought provoking writings about living as a disciples of Jesus and walking in his path are coming from these communities.
As part of the Catholic – Labor Network, we dedicate this page to the writings of our brothers and sisters of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Selected articles of interest:
- Ed Marciniak, Founder of Chicago Catholilc Worker passes away. Remembered in Special Edition of Initiatives from the National Center for the Laity
- Right to work for less? Seven ways Oklahoma’s right to work proposal violates Catholic social teaching by Robert Waldrop
- LABOR NOTES: Fruit of the Loom Finds That Quest for Cheap Labor Isn’t Without A Glitch! January/February 1998 (Baton Rouge Catholic Worker House)
- LABOR NOTES: What Do You Have to do to Get Paid Around Here? November/December 1997(Baton Rouge Catholic Worker House)
- LABOR NOTES: Fruit of the Loom Heads South September – October, 1997 (Baton Rouge Catholic Worker House)
- The Death Penalty: Taking the High Moral Ground – Tim Vining July – August, 1997 (Baton Rouge Catholic Worker House)
- Sales Tax on Groceries & Utilities – Steve Donahue May – June, 1997 (Baton Rouge Catholic Worker House)
- Can Faith Save Our Violent World? Gospel Demands Personal Response: Eucharist Can Overcome Evil. – Mark & Louise Zwick (Houston Catholic Worker House)
- Do We Need the Eucharist or the Body of Christ? – Mark & Louise Zwick (Houston Catholic Worker House)