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Catholic Worker Teaching Guide: 2000s

The Catholic Worker in the 2000s


The 2000s were another period of significant change, not only for the Catholic Worker, but for the world as a whole. The September 11th terrorist attacks and the subsequent military campaigns were a major focus of the Catholic Worker throughout the decade. Similar to past decades, the 2000s were also a time where more long-term members of the Catholic Worker movement began to pass away. Ada Bethune, the longtime artist of many of the Catholic Worker's art pieces, passed away and was memorialized by the Catholic Worker newspaper. Another major focus of the Catholic Worker was the passing of Pope John Paul II and the subsequent papacy of Pope Benedict.