Today in 1933, the first issue of the Catholic Worker newspaper was sold on the streets of New York City. The paper eventually gave its name to the community that was creating it, which blossomed into a decentralized movement now active around the world, performing the works of mercy and opposing the works of war.
At the 75th anniversary gathering (held in Worcester!) many remarked that the CW seemed as vital as it had ever been. On this 80th anniversary, it feels just as lively.
Image: Rita Corbin.