All are welcome at 7 p.m. tonight for a live-streamed concert with Fr. Paul Turner and members of the Kansas City Symphony. They will play music by Telemann, and share their connections to Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. Donations will be accepted for the John Paul II Catholic Worker Farm. Here's the link... Continue Reading →
Thanks to our friends at Front Porch Republic
FPR recently published an article about the Maurin Academy. We're excited to meet more FPR members and have a dialogue with folks on localism. We share many concerns in common.
Season 3, Ep 1: Douglas Lain (Sublation Media) on Neofeudal Capitalism, Disinformation & Free Speech
Sublation Media's Douglas Lain, YouTuber and host of the Diet Soap podcast, talks to Spencer and Laurie about what he thinks of the theory of neufuedal capitalism, his views on the campaign against "disinformation" in light of free speech rights, and how the two may relate.
90th Anniversary of the Catholic Worker
Maurin Academy Co-founders Spencer Hess and Emily Larner of the John Paul II Catholic Worker Farm are featured in a piece from The Nation on the Anarchism of the Catholic Worker, commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Catholic Worker. https://www.thenation.com/article/society/catholic-worker-dorothy-day-peter-maurin/
What’s Growing in One Person’s Yard–Edible and Perennial
These are what's growing right now in Laurie's yard. Most of them are perennial. Only the plants in the raised beds at the end are not. This means that most of this comes up on its own every year. From the start: Mugwort bushes (great for sleeping well and lowering inflammation), wild arugula, edible green Spencer gave her but she forgets the name, raspberry bushes, lamb's quarters, Jerusalem artichoke, sorrel, garlic, blackberries, Egyptian walking onions, close-up of walking onion, bergamot (Bee's Balm), rhubarb, and assorted non-perennial greens under makeshift "greenhouse" of old windows, other side with spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and lettuce.
Season 2, Ep 12: Brian Zahnd, on Seemingly Simple Matters
Spencer and Laurie interview Brian Zahnd, pastor of Word of Life Church, St. Joseph, MO. We discuss why some people decide to break from destructive ideas of faith, like Christian nationalism, and why many don't. We also have a conversation about the church's mission and what its role should be on grave issues like environmental destruction and war. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for our free newsletter, which lists future Maurin Academy seminars, short series and other events. https://pmaurin.org/newsletter/ Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/maurinacademy?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
Regenerative Reader Issue 1, Volume 4
Here's our latest newsletter, featuring a short essay from Laurie, Spencer, and Emily on deep understanding and action. Bryant's technological sublime short series begins this Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. US Central Time and will continue for the following three Wednesdays (April 19, 26, and May 3). We hope to see you there!
On the Sublime and the Beautiful: The Impact of the Technological Sublime
This week begins Bryant Macfarlane's four-part short series, On the Sublime and the Beautiful: Impacts of the Technological Sublime. This group will meet starting Wednesday, April 12th at 7 p.m. US Central Time on Zoom and will meet the following Wednesdays: 4/19, 4/26, and 5/3. Register on Eventbrite or become a Patron with us at Patreon where the... Continue Reading →
Regenerative Reader Feb/March 2023
Here's our latest newsletter, with an article from Jakob Hanschu, "‘Live Fast, Die Young’: A Reflection on 24/7 Capitalism and Ecological Arrhythmia" and news about our upcoming classes. Laurie's two session class on Pope Francis's Laudato Si is right around the corner! regenerative-reader-febmarchDownload
Season 2, Ep 6: Current Controversies in Catholicism, An Interview with Suan Sonna of Intellectual Catholicism
This time we interview Suan Sonna—host of Intellectual Catholicism—to talk about the relationship between the Church and State, Aristo-Thomism and natural law. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for future Maurin Academy seminars, short series, and other events. Support us on Patreon! Dustbowl Diatribes podcast can be found on iTunes, Google... Continue Reading →