Mercy Without Borders: The Catholic Worker and Immigration

Mercy Without Borders: The Catholic Worker and Immigration

by Mark Zwick, Louise Zwick

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This book is the Zwicks' story, a Catholic Worker story, interwoven with the stories, the joys, hopes, and tragedies of immigrants who have come to Houston, and an impassioned plea for a change in the political and economic forces that drive people to immigrate.

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ISBN-13: 9781616436452
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 548 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 From El Salvador to the Houston Catholic Worker 1

2 Just Read the Lives of the Saints: Casa Juan Diego Begins 27

3 Why Juan Diego? A Saint for Nobodies 46

4 Can the Works of Mercy Be Illegal? 59

5 Casa Juan Diego Rises from the Ashes 78

6 Oh, Freedom! 100

7 God Will Say, "Where are the Others?" 118

8 "Love in Action is a Harsh and Dreadful Thing" 132

9 Escaping Violence, Only to Find It Again 145

10 Their Bones Will Rise Again 169

11 Deportation is a Sin 192

12 Christ did not Die for Profit 212

13 Angel's Story: "I Almost Suffocated in the Trailer" 233

Afterword. "How did You Get that Way?" 239

Appendix 1 FAQs: The Truth about Casa Juan Diego 253

Appendix 2 Houses of Hospitality (Albergues) in Mexico and Guatemala 263

Notes 269

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