Essay: Men of power do not understand the language of dreams. They only understand the language of manipulation, coercion and murder.
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?
Commentary: I never expect to be affirmed for what I do. So it was shocking to receive affirmation for my efforts from the pope.
Essay: The life of the Catholic Worker is a life of struggle and disappointment that strips away your illusions but never achieves your expectations.