Our family  walked about downtown Cleveland with a group of Catholic Workers as part of a contemporary version of the Stations of the Cross.   For instance, the First Station was in front of the Court House.   This station … Continue reading


Average JoeOhio Tour cont:    Leaving  Mass yesterday morning, a friend walked up and said:   “Well this is it Joe, (Election year) 2008.”   And so it is… Since the polls are showing  I’m still, oh, a little bit … Continue reading


I gave a talk to the Sacred Heart Church Social Justice Committee in Oberlin, Ohio, this last week.   Sacred Heart is one of 10 churches in Lorain County to sign onto the Intefaith Hospitality Network to help the homeless. … Continue reading


The Koinonia Farm experience continues… I was interviewed for Koinonia’s newsletter the “Cotton Patch News.” One of the questions: What are your views on politics and religion? Answer: “Politics should be an extension of one’s spirituality. That is, I take … Continue reading


Thanksgiving. This morning while volunteering at the “Storefront,” a Catholic Worker outreach here in Cleveland, we met a man who had slept outside last night — the temperature: 20 degrees. We invited him to our apartment so he didn’t have … Continue reading


Met with a group of Catholic Workers on Cleveland’s near west side who recenly staged a rather fascinating protest. (The Catholic Workers here have a “House of Hospitality” for the homeless in the city.) For the grand opening of an … Continue reading