catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Food, Clothing, Shelter

vol. 4, num. 12 :: 2005.06.17 — 2005.06.30

This triad of needs is often what we consider the essential provisions for life.? What is it like to go without one or more of these essentials?? What are the effects of never going without?




Encounters with a neighbor in need raise questions of how to adequately meet the need.


Feeding the hungry

Sometimes the most immediate needs go beyond food, clothing and shelter.



A story of family, of wisdom and of home.

Down with diets

On chilling about cholesterol and becoming thankful for food.

Late night thoughts on necessities in the divine economy

Abortion, homosexuality and the values nearest the heart of God.


An ordinary hero

A review of Hotel Rwanda.


In case you missed it the first time

No happy ending for the real working poor

Barbara Ehrenreich's book, Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, chronicles the author's attempt to survive in the U.S. while working low-wage jobs. Offering necessary insight into one of the country's neglected sub-classes, Nickle and Dimed indirectly challenges us to act for the benefit of millions of low-wage American workers.

Meeting God in the kitchen

On the language of food, in the everyday and in the feast.

Weaving the web

<I>Urban Injustice: How Ghettoes Happen</I> Review

A review of a book by David Hilfiker, M.D., who worked for 18 years in Washington, D.C. on projects affiliated with Church of the Savior.


?A Pilgrimage: Coming Home to Eat?

The introduction to a book by Mike Schut titled Food as Sacramental, which explores the meaning and purpose of food beyond scientific nutrition.


Just Neighbors

This intergenerational curriculum uses film, role-playing and other means of raising awareness in participants of the root causes of poverty and homelessness. It?s flexibility makes it appropriate for a variety of settings.


Knowing the poor as mother, father, sister, child

Mitch Snyder writes about loving the people he serves in an emergency shelter.




Holy laughter

On how ?a merry heart doeth like a medicine.?

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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