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Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal

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Dorothy Day has been described as the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism." Outside The Catholic Worker (which she edited from 1933 to her death), Day wrote for no other publication so often and over such an extended period - covering six decades - as the independent Catholic journal of opinion, Commonweal.

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Published October 1st 2002 by Liturgical Press
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Although I really did not enjoy this book for the most part, I simply can not give it one star because a woman as great as her does not deserve that. The main reason I did not care for much of this is that it was extremely contextual as it is a collection of articles she wrote for the Commonweal. Because she wrote so many different articles for the publication, they were simply not able to include surrounding information which would have made this book readable for a larger audience. Many of the ...more
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Essays on a range of topics from Day's contributions to Commonweal. Although they don't really share common themes or styles, they of course always reflect Day's wisdom and spirituality. Worth a read for devotees of Day's life and work.
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Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.

A revered figure within the U.S. Catholic community, Day's caus
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