Celebrating 80 Years: 1933--2012
On May 1, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, The Catholic Worker newspaper made its debut with a first issue of twenty-five hundred copies. Dorothy Day and a few others hawked the paper in Union Square for a penny a copy (still the price) to passersby.
The Catholic Worker Movement is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.
Today 225 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Explore the life and writings of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin as well as sample contemporary Catholic Worker thought and action.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
Benedict XVI cites Dorothy Day
In his Ash Wednesday general audience, Benedict XVI cited Dorothy Day as an example of conversion.
The Life of Dorothy Day (video)
A PBS video on the life of Dorothy Day featuring interviews with those who knew her and the ongoing work of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Three Videos About Dorothy Day
The videos feature interviews with Tom Cornell, Robert Ellsberg, and Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter.
Sainthood Cause for Dorothy Day (4 min)
Who is Dorothy Day? (5 min)
Dorothy Day's Unpopular Stance (5 min)
"Saint Dorothy?" An excerpt from Jim Forest's biography of Dorothy Day
An excerpt from All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day by Jim Forest.
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