“House Sounder, Paper Smaller, Line The Same”

Breadline outside the Catholic Worker Office, ca. 1937 Breadline outside the Catholic Worker Office, ca. 1937 Breadline outside the Catholic Worker Office, ca. 1937

“Every morning still, hundreds of men, sometimes two hundred and sometimes as many as five hundred, come to us to be fed. They are the lame, the halt, the blind. Some are the unemployed, and some are the unemployable. From all over, men drift into New York for work or for food and while employment is picking up to some extent (aside from the tens of thousands of WPA workers being fired)…. These men are God’s creatures and we must feed them unquestioningly, with warmth and with hospitality. We cut down our paper this month to four pages because we cannot pay the printing bill, but people are more important than papers.”

“House Sounder, Paper Smaller, Line The Same” The Catholic Worker, August 1937, 1, 2.

“House Sounder, Paper Smaller, Line The Same”