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Communism and the Intellectual

Summary: Summarizes the pro-Communist and anti-Capitalist speeches by a group of intellectuals at a symposium whose subject was “Why we vote Communist.” (DDLW #42) Reprinted from America, January 28, 1933, with permission of America Press, Inc., © 1933. For subscription information, call 1-800-627-9533 or visit www.americapress.org  America, 48 (January 28, 1933):401-402.

 

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Confession of Faith

Summary: A conversation with her young daughter (Tamar Teresa) about faith in God. Notes the ways liberal relatives influence their children’s disbelief and the effects of religious education on Teresa. Argues that faith in God is not unreasonable and that unbelief stems not from lack of reason, but from lack of inquiry. (DDLW #41). America, 48 (January 14, 1933) :359-360.

Reprinted from America, January 14, 1933, with permission of America Press, Inc., © 1933. For subscription information, call 1-800-627-9533 or visit www.americapress.org 

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Liturgy and Sociology

Summary: Through the Church’s liturgical prayer we can overcome individualism and experience universal brotherhood in the Mystical Body of Christ. Once this relationship has been understood, we cannot ignore the suffering of our fellow man. The liturgy is the foundation of the apostolate of the laity. (DDLW #296). The Catholic Worker, January 1936, 5.

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Day After Day (October 1934)

Summary: Notes the poor women hired as “walking billboards” whose miserable appearance belies the glamour of the products which they advertise. Compares the physical abuse of Catholic Worker pamphleteers to that suffered by Jesus during His Passion. Observes that such treatment deepens our appreciation of Christ’s suffering. Summarizes Father Lord’s lecture on the differences between Nationalism and Patriotism. (DDLW #282). The Catholic Worker, October 1934, 5.