Saturday, November 08, 2014

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Dorothy Day!

Born November 8, 1897. Died November 29, 1980.

She was an American journalist and social activist who was a devout Catholic convert. Due to her good works on behalf of the poor and the homeless, she has been nominated for canonization but as yet, never got further than the title of Servant of God. If more Catholics were like her, the Church would have a better image.

The woman herself was a little more sympathetic towards the Communists of her day (no pun intended) than I, the son of a woman who lit candles in support of the Polish Solidarity movement, would prefer, but given recent events involving the Church, there are many far worse failings a fellow Catholic could have.

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