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Voices From The Catholic Worker

Author : Rosalie Riegle Troester
ISBN : 1566390591
Genre : Social Science
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This rich oral history weaves a tapestry of memories and experience from interviews, roundtable discussions, personal memoirs, and thorough research. In the sixtieth anniversary year of the Catholic Worker, Rosalie Riegle Troester reconfirms the diversity and commitment of a movement that applies basic Christianity to social problems. Founded in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, the Catholic Worker has continued to apply the principles of voluntary poverty and nonviolence to changing social and political realities. Over 200 interviews with Workers from all over the United States reveal how people came to this movement, how they were changed by it, and how they faced contradictions between the Catholic Worker philosophy and the call of contemporary life. Vivid memoirs of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and Ammon Hennacy are interwoven with accounts of involvement with labor unions, war resistance, and life on Catholic Worker farms. The author also addresses the Worker's relationship with the Catholic Church and with the movement's wrenching debates over abortion, homosexuality, and the role of women. Author note: Rosalie Riegle Troester is Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

Catholic Worker Daze

Author : Betty Gifford
ISBN : 1462841856
Genre : Family & Relationships
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CATHOLIC WORKER DAZE tells of Betty and Charley Giffords and Bill Giffords experiences dispensing hospitality to homeless people from 1970 to 1985. Inspired by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement that started in New York City in 1933, the Giffords began their ministry slowly, taking in one person at a time in their home in Memphis, Tennessee. They ended up with three houses. CATHOLIC WORKER DAZE provides vivid details of service to the poor while communicating the mission of the Catholic Worker movement. Many humorous and touching stories are told about the guests and workers.

The Catholic Worker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016159019
Genre : Church and social problems
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The Catholic Worker Movement 1933 1980

Author : Carol Byrne
ISBN : 1452078424
Genre : Political Science
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This is an eye-opening account, based on authentic documentary evidence, of two American Catholic radicals Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and Peter Maurin (1877-1949), founders of the Catholic Worker Movement, who made common cause with Communist-led movements during the Great Depression and the Cold War to build a new society where "Social Justice" would reign supreme. It is against the background of their involvement with Communist-led movements for political revolution that their ideology of a new social order can be seen in its true light. The aim of the book is to expose their attempts to make Socialism acceptable within the Catholic Church under the guise of "Christian Communism." This book is a wake-up call for those who envisage "Social Justice" solutions that replicate Socialist patterns of control over political, social and economic structures. It is a timely reminder that, although Communism has officially "fallen", its influence is a slow-burning process smouldering away at the Christian foundation of Western society. The importance of this message to the survival of traditional Catholicism is obvious: as Dorothy Day's cause for canonization has been opened by the Vatican, there is an ongoing need to alert people to the dangers of importing into the Christian community the same revolutionary principles espoused by Lenin and his followers. This book will appeal to anyone interested in issues concerning the continued dangers posed by "cultural Marxism" to our Christian-based cultural heritage.

The Catholic Worker Movement

Author : Mark Zwick
ISBN : 0809143151
Genre : Religion
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This book is essential reading for understanding the legacy behind the Catholic Worker Movement. The founders of the movement, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin met during the Great Depression in 1932. Their collaboration sparked something in the Church that has been both an inspiration and a reproach to American Catholicism. Dorothy Day is already a cultural icon. Once maligned, she is now being considered for sainthood. From a bohemian circle that included Eugene O'Neil to her controversial labor politics to the founding of the Catholic Worker Movement, she lived out a civil rights pacifism with a spirituality that took radical message of the Gospel to heart. Peter Maurin has been less celebrated but was equally important to the movement that embraced and uplifted the poor among us. Dorothy Day said he was, "a genius, a saint, an agitator, a writer, a lecturer, a poor man and a shabby tramp." Mark and Louise Zwick's thorough research into the Catholic Worker Movement reveals who influenced Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day and how the influence materialized into much more than good ideas. Dostoevsky, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, Jacques and Raissa Maritain and many others contributed to fire in the minds of two people that sought to "blow the dynamite of the Church" in 20th-century America. This fascinating and detailed work will be meaningful to readers interested in American history, social justice, religion and public life. It will also appeal to Catholics wishing to live the Gospel with lives of action, contemplation, and prayer.

Dorothy Day And The Catholic Worker

Author : Nancy L. Roberts
ISBN : 0873959388
Genre : Religion
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Fifty years ago, Dorothy Day sold the first issue of the Catholic Worker in New York, and one of the most remarkable newspapers in American history was born. It advocated something revolutionary for 1933 America: the union of Catholicism with a passionate concern for social justice and with personal activism. Today, the Catholic Worker, still a monthly with some 100,000 subscribers, remains a leader in pacifism and social justice activism. The dean of American journalism historians, Edwin Emery, recently acknowledged the extremely significant role of the Catholic Worker in the history of advocacy and religious journalism. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker examines Dorothy Day's vital role as editor, publisher, and chief writer--the person who guided the paper's content and tone--until her death in 1980 at the age of 83. A devout Catholic, Dorothy Day never criticized the Church's teachings--only its failure to live up to them. Her determined leadership gave the Catholic Worker its consistency and continuity through even those periods in American history most hostile to its message. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker is the first full-length, scholarly study of the newspaper. Drawing primarily on the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection at Marquette University and on interviews with former Catholic Worker editors from the 1930s on, it traces the paper's history, highlighting crisis points such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II, when individuals selling the Catholic Worker were sometimes beaten in the streets. During the McCarthy era, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam, the Catholic Worker maintained its commitment to peace and social justice. A final chapter links the Catholic bishops' recent pastoral letter on nuclear warfare with the peace leadership provided by the Catholic Worker.

The Catholic Worker After Dorothy

Author : Dan McKanan
ISBN : 0814631878
Genre : Religion
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The Catholic Worker After Dorothy

A Penny A Copy

Author : Thomas Charles Cornell
ISBN : WISC:89063856074
Genre : Catholic Worker Movement
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For over sixty years The Catholic Worker has served as the organ of a movement that has joined the spirituality of the Gospels with a radical engagement in the pressing social issues of the twentieth century. Founded in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, The Catholic Worker reflected the editors' day-to-day solidarity with the poor and commitment to nonviolent social change. This expanded edition of A Penny a Copy draws on writings from The Catholic Worker to provide a chronicle of this unique movement, its founding and growth, and its courageous grappling with such issues as poverty, homelessness, war, civil disobedience, as well as the Works of Mercy, the spirit of hospitality, community, and the editors' efforts to imagine and construct "a new society in the shell of the old".

Ambassadors Of God

Author : Amanda W. Daloisio
ISBN : 9781498239516
Genre : History
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In a world I won't see, but I wish I would, the biographies of some others here, including a few whom we serve lunch to, would be written and be read as eagerly as you say one of me would be read. --Dorothy Day Ambassadors of God is a collection of remarkable obituaries taken from The Catholic Worker newspaper. Rich in anecdote, detail, and unexpected humor, they tell stories of men and women, living in poverty and distress, who were part of the New York Catholic Worker community. Written between 1936 and 2012, these essays shed light on people who might otherwise have been forgotten, but whose lives had a great impact on those who knew them and loved them. The Catholic Worker and the movement that grew out of it were founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. As Catholics, they sought to live out the Works of Mercy, following the Gospel and the example of the saints. Even years after their deaths, the movement continues to welcome the poor and the stranger in a spirit of nonviolence. These obituaries honor those who came to the doors of The Catholic Worker in great need, and they offer a meditation on our shared humanity.

A Revolution Of The Heart

Author : Coy
ISBN : 0877225311
Genre : Religion
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These new essays by scholars, activists and workers examine themes, events, and people that have shaped and continue to build the Catholic Worker movement. Voices from both inside and outside the movement provide a much-needed analysis of the ongoing significance of the Worker experiment of voluntary poverty, gospel nonviolence, and solidarity with the poor as a movement in U.S. religious history. Five of the eleven essays focus on individuals who were central to the movement's development: Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and Ammon Hennacy. Four essays explore critically important themes of the Catholic Worker: the practice of nonviolence in the often violent atmosphere of hospitality houses for the homeless, prophetic spirituality, the relationship of radical politics to religious orthodoxy, and the differences and similarities between Catholic Worker pacifism and Vietnam-era draft board raids led by the Berrigan brothers. A final section attends to the decentralized nature of this essentially anarchist movement offering case histories of Worker communities in St. Louis and Chicago. With increasing numbers of Christians turning to the gospel call of peace, simplicity, and service, and with over one hundred Catholic Worker communities existing in the United States, this timely collection offers a fresh analysis of the movement's tradition, and its contribution to American culture. Author note: Patrick G. Coy, formerly Coordinator of the Peace and Justice Ministry at St. Louis University, is a member of the Karen Catholic Worker House Community and is on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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