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Making a Difference: The world is a wonderful place. God is so good in giving it to us. But to a large extent, we have not taken care of it.
There’s always room for one more needy soul seeking shelter at a Catholic Worker house.
The same was true when three folks fleeing from a major fire in northern California last month showed up at the Sonora home of Chris and Joan Montesano with five critters in tow -- two guinea pigs, two cats and one parrot. The retired couple didn’t bat an eye.
The emphasis on questions around human reproduction that Dorothy Day largely avoided in her lifetime has become a successful distraction, overtaking her ardent and staunch condemnations of militarism and capitalism.
NCR Today: Phones rang off the Catholic Worker headquarters' walls following Pope Francis' address to the U.S. Congress, where he mentioned Dorothy Day -- the organization's co-founder.
As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Social Justice: While the Catholic Worker movement is highly critical of the country's economic culture, it largely fails to act on the connection between poverty and racism.
Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."
Saying it was for the church to decide whether Dorothy Day was a saint, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez told a conference on the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement that she left a rich legacy for people to follow.
"I don't know if she is a saint ... but I do know she makes me want to be a saint. She makes us want to be better. She makes us want to be holy," Gomez said in remarks to the conference May 14.
Day has been named a servant of God by the church and the diocesan phase of the canonization process has been underway in the New York archdiocese since 2000.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Michael Perry loves breaking bread -- both for meals and at Mass: "All food to me is an echo of the Eucharist."