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Pope Francis Features Dorothy Day Four Times in His Speech to Congress

In his speech to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015 Pope Francis mentioned Dorothy Day several times as one of four great Americans. The excerpts where he mentioned her are below, along with a link to the full text of his speech. My visit takes place at a time when men and women of good will are marking the anniversaries of several great Americans. The complexities of history and the reality of human weakness notwithstanding, these men and women, for all their many differences and ... continue reading

What Dorothy Day Teaches Us About Calling Saints “Saints”

Leonard DeLorenzo, Ph.D., is the Director of Notre Dame Vision, University of Notre Dame The title of Dr. DeLorenzo’s dissertation is “Those Who Hear Will Live”: A Theological Explication of the ‘Communion of Saints.’ Dorothy is a peculiar candidate for sainthood because, after all, she expressly commanded, “Don’t call me a saint, I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.” To some, this is the final word on the matter: she said don’t do it, so stop trying. But I don’t ... continue reading


Christ’s Presence Illumines Sorrows and Joys at the Houston Catholic Worker

Kathleen is a student at the Univ. of Notre Dame. She spent eight weeks at Casa Juan Diego this summer. The last of the women had just gone upstairs after coming down for a nighttime glass of water, and it was finally quiet. I shut off the kitchen lights, checked the lock on the back door, and was about to head upstairs for the night when I noticed the chapel door slightly ajar and the light within it still on. Before heading to turn it off, I peeked inside to make sure no one was in there. ... continue reading

On Being a Migrant

King is a student at the Univ. of Notre Dame. He spent eight weeks at Casa Juan Diego this summer. One fateful day on September 18th 2002, I – King Fok – and my family of five left our apartment in Hong Kong and settled into a small suburban home right outside of Portland, Oregon. Being only six at the time, I did not understand the challenges my family faced and the sacrifices my parents had to make for us: abandoning the place of their childhood memories, leaving behind their friends ... continue reading

by Ade Bethune

Sacred Rights: Land, Lodging, and Labor

The following are excerpts from Pope Francis’ address in July in Bolivia to the World Meeting of Popular Movements. The Bible tells us that God hears the cry of his people, and I wish to join my voice to yours in calling for land, lodging and labor for all our brothers and sisters. I said it and I repeat it: these are sacred rights. It is important, it is well worth fighting for them. May the cry of the excluded be heard in Latin America and throughout the world. Do we realize that ... continue reading

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