12/9/06

I attended a talk at the Cleveland Catholic Worker House last night on Human Trafficking (Slavery in the 21st Century).   The presenter, Sherry Watts, said a staggering 2 to 3 million people are “trafficked” every year in the world. … Continue reading

4/24/06

We drove into Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where we met with Robert Waldrop, a quintessential ‘extra-mile American,’ if there ever was one. Some seven years ago he started the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House out of his modest, one-story home on … Continue reading

11/18/05

We stopped by the Catholic Worker House in Cleveland after the kids second soccer match at the Micheal Zone Recreation Center here. I excitedly shared about their last minute victory in a “shoot out.” One of the volunteers, Joe Mueller … Continue reading

9/7/05

I was interviewed by the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune. When the editor heard about all our traveling, he said it had always been his dream (in a “Blue Highways” sense) to extensively travel the country. “Although I don’t know if … Continue reading

9/4/05

We are in South Bend, Indiana, at the Catholic Worker House here. Actually, this is a cluster of homes where the homeless and others down on their luck are taken in. Run totally on donations, the Catholic worker volunteers here … Continue reading

6/30/05

More summary updates from the last few days: In Winona, Minnesota I interviewed Paul and Sarah Freid who are live-in volunteers at a Catholic Worker house for the homeless there. Paul, who was a theology major in college, said the … Continue reading

6/20/05

In South Bend, Indiana, I interviewed Professor Margie Pfeil who teaches Moral Theology and Social Ethics at Notre Dame University. (She is also one of the founders of a Catholic Worker House here.) In regard to social ethics, she said … Continue reading

5/30/05

Memorial Day: In Memorial Days past, our family has gone out to local cemeteries to honor those who have fought for our country. Yesterday, we met with a group of Catholic Workers on Cleveland’s near west side who, quite regularly, … Continue reading

4/18/05

Our family toured the Catholic Worker House on the near west side of Cleveland today. Four volunteers live in community with 15 people who would otherwise be: homeless. They live in a converted convent on St. Patrick Church property here … Continue reading

1/28/05

Met with Barbara Fleury, the Youth Ministry Director at Holy Faith Church in Gainseville, Florida. She has her kids working at the local Soup Kitchen, visiting a nearby Catholic Worker house… all to expose them to those in need. She … Continue reading