Northwest Catholic’s Thursdays in the City
In a segment on NBC 30, see students at Northwest Catholic sharing time with kids at the Green House.
Yeah, that’s Jada and Tylon P. modeling our new Hartford Catholic Worker t-shirts. The shirts read “The Hartford Catholic Worker” above our logo. Below the logo is a quote from Daniel Berrigan S.J. “Know where you stand and stand there.” We will be giving our graduates t-shirts at the graduation party. Not graduating? No worries. Hit us up for one for only ten bucks!! Throw in a couple more bucks if you want it mailed to you but wouldn’t it be better to come by and pick one up? Sizes: Adult S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Colors: Orchid or Pistachio.
Most Catholic Workers have at some point been to the Capitol to witness against government policies that denigrate the dignity of life. Heck, many of us have been arrested in nonviolent acts of civil disobedience at the Capitol for saying some of the same the things Pope Francis told Congress in his historic address on September 24th. It was a remarkable feeling of joy, pride and vindication to hear the pope condemn the Death Penalty and the arms trade yesterday while holding up Servant of God Dorothy Day as a model Catholic and a model American. Click on the link below to see an interview with our friend and, Dorothy’s granddaughter, Martha Hennessy
On Saturday June 20, the Hartford Catholic Worker community celebrated the graduation of several local students. Congrats to the graduates!
This is an excerpt from an June 8 article on The Hartford Courant.
HARTFORD — Police arrested 17 protesters who blocked Central Row during rush hour Monday afternoon as part of a Moral Monday demonstration.
The protest began at 4 p.m. as protesters locked arms and stood in the street. Many held signs saying “Black Lives Matter.”
The protesters chanted and refused to leave despite warnings from police, but otherwise remained calm and peaceful. Police began making arrests about 4:50 p.m. and loading people into vans. Police Chief James Rovella said the 17 taken into custody would be charged with disorderly conduct.
Those attending the protest said it was held as part of the Black Lives Matter movement aimed at making changes to the criminal justice system, prisons, schools and housing they believe will help the African American community. The protesters were a mix of young and old and black, white and Hispanic.
Read the full article at The Hartford Courant.
This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the May 22 Hartford Courant.
Jackie Allen-Doucot grew up with eight siblings in Hartford’s South End, and as a young woman, she thought she’d have a big family, too.
She and her husband, Chris, had two sons after they married in their early 20s, and not long after that, they started an after-school and Saturday morning program for children in Hartford’s North End.
“We do feel like we have a bigger family than our two,” Jackie said.
The couple and their friend Brian Cavanaugh bought an abandoned house on Clark Street in 1993 and turned it into St. Martin de Porres Catholic Worker House of Hospitality — a home base for their life’s work fighting injustice, promoting nonviolence and serving the poor who live around them.
Our Fall 2014 Newsletter has been published!