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Conference at St. Francis College in Indiana: DOROTHY DAY AND THE CHURCH MAY 13-15, 2015

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was famously eulogized as “the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of American Catholicism.” Her life embodied the recent call of Pope Francis to build “a poor Church for the poor”—and her combination of political radicalism with Catholic orthodoxy has the potential to lead the Church beyond the categories of “liberal” and “conservative” in its engagement with American culture and politics.

This conference will explore Dorothy Day’s life, legacy and contemporary significance for the Church. Paper and session proposals are welcomed from academics and others familiar with the work of Dorothy Day.


MOST REVEREND JOSÉ H. GOMEZ – Archbishop of Los Angeles
(Topic to be announced)
ROBERT ELLSBERG – Publisher, Orbis Books, and Editor of Dorothy Day’s diaries and letters
“Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time”
MARTHA HENNESSEY – Granddaughter of Dorothy Day
“Dorothy Day and the Domestic Church”
BRANDON VOGT – Catholic writer and speaker
“Daughter of the Church: Dorothy Day’s Faithful Activism”

Proposals for papers and panel sessions are welcome. Submissions including a title and short (150 words or less) abstract can be made online.

Potential topics for the conference include (but are not limited to):

December 1, 2014 (Decision by December 15, 2014)

January 15, 2015 (Decision by February 1, 2015)

Conference registration opens Dec. 15, 2014.

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

For More Information:

http://dorothyday.sf.edu or write to dorothyday@sf.edu.