Our 3-Point Program

Catholic Worker Movement co-founder Peter Maurin developed a three-point program to change the social order and bring about what Dorothy Day called "a revolution of the heart":

  1. Round Table Discussions for the Clarification of Thought;
  2. Houses of Hospitality for Learning to Do the Acts of Love; and
  3. Farming Communes to Promote Worker Ownership of the Means of Production.

The Catholic Worker newspaper was also an important tool to educate the public and help manifest the imagined, beloved community. In fact, the first Catholic Worker soup kitchen started in New York City after unemployed workers began showing up to the office where Dorothy and Peter ran their printing press, expecting to find a House of Hospitality there like the duo wrote about in the paper. 

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