Various articles by Dorothy Day on the themes of war, pacifism, and the Catholic Worker positions on making peace.
Summary: Relishes life on the land, saying it is a place to retreat to, find God, and to go forth from as apostles. Summarizes five retreat talks whose focus is to increase the desire for sanctity, to a more complete love of God. Gives examples of her failure to love and the struggle to renew love of God and neighbor. (DDLW #482).
Summary: Describes the hustle and bustle around the farm–planting, building, cooking. Ruminates about conversion, calling each person to a revolution beginning with themselves–to make a start toward a new way of living based on distributism. Says distributism is neither communism nor capitalism but based on individual ownership of land, tools, workshops, and factories. Keyword: economics (DDLW #481).
Summary: Praises God for May, the month of Mary and full of beauty. Recalls the Catholic Worker began in May sixteen years ago and summarizes their program and the many allied movements of the lay apostolate. Says their pacifism and distributism distinguishes them from other movements. Focuses on voluntary poverty as exemplified in Peter Maurin’s life, especially since he became ill. Reflects on holiness and the call to all to become saints. Includes quotations from her winter’s reading. Keywords: Gandhi, machine, philosophy of work (DDLW #480).
Summary: Obituary for Jack Simms who died as the result of a fire. Describes his helpful nature and the tragic circumstances of his life. (DDLW #651).The Catholic Worker, May 1953, 2.
Summary: Recommends a new edition of the St. Andrew Daily Missal saying it is a “veritable encyclopedia for the layman.” Keywords: liturgy (DDLW #656)
The Catholic Worker, October 1953, 5.
Summary: Obituary for Jack Simms who died as the result of a fire. Describes his helpful nature and the tragic circumstances of his life. (DDLW #651)The Catholic Worker, May 1953, 2.
New York Call November 30, Thanksgiving Day, 1916 p. 2
Summary: Glowing appreciation of a pamphlet about spiritual forces overcoming the forces of evil in the world. (DDLW #618).The Catholic Worker, January 1951, 4.
The Catholic Worker, November 1950, 1, 2.
Summary: Describes the mission of the new Peter Maurin farm on Staten Island, starting and ending with thanks to God and to the readers for making it possible. Expresses hope in the new bakery venture. Speaks of needing to forgo a trip to Rome because she cannot sign the oath of allegiance for the passport. Justifies voluntary poverty and how it makes Houses of Hospitality possible. Notes their work is a vocation and says “all must perform the works of mercy.” (DDLW #616).