The Catholic Worker movement is a 72 year old experiment in radical Christianity. The word "radical" is Latin for "returning to the roots". The early Christian movement was criminal under the Roman state and evicted by the established church bureacrats of their day. Radical Christianity has an anarchist orientation towards power and a pacifist orientation towards violence.
"Anarchy"(without exploitation) and "pacifism"(without violence) are negative definitions - they make better Zen questions than tight rigid answers! The radical Christian is one who wrestles with the anarchist question - "How do I live a life without exploitation?" and the pacifist question "How do I live a life without violence?" Living with these ethical questions and experimenting with living answers/responses is a direct threat to capitalism and imperialism. Pope Paul VI said, "If you want peace work for justice!" The flipside is also true - if you want to maintain exploitation you best prepare for war!
Croagh Patrick article & photos
Previous Peace Vigils: Reports & Photos
Ploughshares Trial in Dublin
July 5 2006
Celebration of Hope and Resistance
Liturgy & Reflection
Sunday Open House Dec. 4th 6-10pm
London Catholic Worker
Aldermaston Vine and Fig Tree Planters
St Patrick's Four