Skid Row anointing in the City of Angels

Perspective: I sit here holding out my bottle of hand sanitizer, and our guests in the food line shuffle past me to receive cleansing: dirty hands, clean pink hands, open hands as if begging to be sanitized.


This Epiphany, remember the dreamers

Essay: Men of power do not understand the language of dreams. They only understand the language of manipulation, coercion and murder.

L'Arche founder Jean Vanier reflects on weakness and our need for community

April this year marked the 50th anniversary of the L'Arche International community. The Los Angeles Catholic Worker's Catholic Agitator newspaper recently published an interview with Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche International, which forms communities with people with intellectual disabilities. Following are excerpts from that interview.

Catholic Agitator: How has your idea of community changed over time?


Times are changing under Pope Francis

Commentary: I never expect to be affirmed for what I do. So it was shocking to receive affirmation for my efforts from the pope.