A Worcester janitors’ union, and other items

posted by Mike on July 8th, 2009

River Sims
Thanks to River Sims and Mike the intern for a wonderful, unexpected tour of San Francisco last week.

If you’re interested in the Catholic Worker movement in 2009, you might want to read about River’s ministry, read his blog, or follow him on Twitter.

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.

Amen.

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”
Dave Griffith:

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.

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3 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On July 9, 2009 at 06:30 Kaihsu Tai said:

    Pope Benedict XVI: Encyclical Caritas in veritate.

  2. On July 10, 2009 at 09:09 Kaihsu Tai said:

    May I remind readers that Samuel Kobia, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (covering most Orthodox mainline Protestant churches) scooped our good brother half a year ago with a statement on the global financial crisis. You go, Sam!

  3. On July 11, 2009 at 14:07 Tracy said:

    Do post what you think. We’re reading it over here, too!

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