Dorothy Day: A Light Shining Brighter Than Our Black Friday

33 years ago today, Dorothy Day died at the Catholic Worker in New York City where she had lived and worked for almost half a century. “Don’t call me a saint,” she had said. “I don’t won’t to be dismissed so easily.” But already in 1980 those whose lives she had touched knew there was [Read More…]

Dorothy Day: “Don’t Call Me a Saint”

By Shane Claiborne This morning, at the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama named Dorothy Day as a “great reformer in American history”.  Who woulda thunk it? I think J. Edgar Hoover called her a threat to national security. Here’s the exact quote from the President’s speech: We can’t leave our values at the door.  If [Read More…]