A Worcester janitors’ union, and other items
Thanks to River Sims and Mike the intern for a wonderful, unexpected tour of San Francisco last week.
Michael Spencer on the death of Michael Jackson
From the Internet Monk podcast:
We should remember how many people came to Christ because they had concluded that the gods of the old world were empty and meaningless. Our task is to keep Jesus from being one of the gods of the old world.
Bonus mp3 link: Stale Urine covers “Billie Jean”
Organizing a Janitor’s Union in Worcester: July 8, 7pm, 52 Mason St
A presentation at the SS. Francis & Therese Catholic Worker:
Chris Patterson, a community organizer with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 615, will speak about the campaign to expand membership in Worcester’s union of janitors. Discussions and refreshments to follow. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, please call 508 753-3588.
“Pope Calls for New Economic Order”
So, I know that the any headline that begins with “Pope” is going to be divisive–either you’re on the bus or off right away. But I think the new encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” ( “Charity in Truth”) should be of great interest to many, Catholic or not, because it calls for an end to capitalism as we know it.
Haven’t read this encyclical yet. Will revisit the topic when I do.