posted by Mike on December 25th, 2007

Cause I can’t live loaded and I can’t live sober
And I’ve been this way since the end of October

–Aimee Mann, “I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up for Christmas”

Bad Christians
The congregation at this lawn church is so cold-hearted that they’ve locked the Holy Family out on Christmas itself! Shame, shame.


Same lawn: “Never leave a snowman behind!”

Longest Night
On December 21, about 50 people (including Rep. Jim McGovern) gathered outside the Worcester Memorial Auditorium and inside the United Congregational Church to remember the 8 people who died homeless in Worcester in 2007.

The Longest Night

Half Moon Bay Catholic Worker update
In the wake of Mike Niece copping a plea on a solicitation charge, the Half Moon Bay Catholic Worker is reorganizing. Here’s an article. The Redwood City CW, which helped in the founding of the HMB house, is very involved in the re-org.

Mustard Seed profiled
This T&G article includes a quote from the only Seed volunteer with a Wikipedia page, Tom Lewis. (Erratum: The place was not founded by “by the national Catholic Worker organization”, because no such thing exists; the movement is decentralized and anarchistic.)

Zackary Dov Berger’s Christmas message

Merry Christmas
I love this card, from the collection of Worcester’s own American Antiquarian Society.


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  1. On January 2, 2008 at 21:52 Tracy said:

    It’s not as bad as it could be; at least it’s nice outside. Poor baby Jesus would be snowed under around here!
    What’s with the bear?

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