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The Catholic Worker Movement is a concept that dates back to 1933; founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in New York City. Implementation of the teachings of the Catholic community through the Gospel was the goal behind starting such a movement. Catholic Worker newspaper was the first project that the duo launched, which turned out to be a strong foundation for the movement. By following the principles and teachings of the Gospel, Peter and Dorothy were striving to bring peace into the lives of the homeless by housing them. As the movement grew, many others joined the group to work for the needy. The group guaranteed hospitality with the increasing number of houses that accommodated the homeless. Catholic pacifism had been set as the root to the abundantly growing charity works. Matthew 25 was the basis for the movement's activities; considering and caring for everyone like you do for Jesus was the motto. More than two millenniums have passed since Jesus' ascension, but the love he has for his children has never ceased. For the same reason, people still look up to his second coming for ultimate justice. All these factors have given birth to the faith of many people, and among them were the ones who agreed to participate in the movement with Peter and Dorothy. Despite being a famous movement all across the globe, the Catholic Worker Movement hasn’t had a national headquarters. From that point on, the community has grown to become a widely popular one with Casa Juan Diego being one of the biggest groups among the hundreds existing now.