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A Great Books Sensibility, Part 3a: Dorothy Day

The first entry in this series dealt with definitions, terms, and theory. The second explored the case of Mary Lou Wolff. This installment about Dorothy Day is split into two posts. ————————————————————- I. Catholic activist Dorothy Day (1897-1980) is best known for founding, with Peter Maurin, the Catholic Worker Movement. The Movement began in the early 1930s, growing out of Day’s long interest in labor and the laboring classes. While the Catholic Worker Movement is less well-known today than it was at midcentury, it and Day’s name retained significance for Catholics well into the 1980s. I know of no pointed Read more