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Past, Present, and Future

by Lance Richey (Editor), Adam DeVille (Editor)

Publisher: Solidarity Hall Press
Copyright: 2016

Summary: From the introduction by Lance Richey: “The University of Saint Francis and Our Sunday Visitor sponsored the conference ‘Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present and Future’ in Fort Wayne on May 13–15, 2015. In planning it, we kept in mind (not without some trepidation) Dorothy’s own complaint on academic conferences in her April 1966 On Pilgrimage column: ‘That is the trouble with such conferences. There are too many workshops, too many meetings, so many speakers, making the sessions too long.’ The enthusiastic response we received to our announcement threatened to make her warning only too prescient. More than 120 attendees, scholars and workers, gathered together to celebrate both her remarkable life and enduring legacy for the Church. This volume gathers together most of the papers and homilies given at this conference, offering a breadth and depth of material which will benefit both casual and scholarly readers, and both students and practitioners of her experiment in gospel living.”


RadicallyCatholicRadically Catholic in the Age of Francis
An Anthology of Visions for the Future

by Solidarity Hall (Author), Daniel Schwindt (Editor), Elias Crim (Introduction)

Publisher: Solidarity Hall Press
Copyright: 2015

Summary: Edited by Daniel Schwindt, this collection of personal essays gives a glimpse into the hopes and expectations of some two dozen men and women — not all Catholics — attempting to live in a more radically Catholic fashion, partly inspired by the teachings and example of Pope Francis and his predecessors. The contributing writers are Nicholas Lund-Molfese, C.C. Pecknold, Michael Stafford, Andrew M. Haines, Mark Gordon, Sam Rocha, Audrey Anweiler, Arthur W. Hunt III, Grace Potts, Matthew Cooper, Ricardo Simmonds, Michel Bauwens, Anthony Annett, MT Dávila, Thomas Storck, Patrick Deneen, Jack Quirk, John Médaille, Heather King, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, Matthew Tan, Michael Sauter, Julia Smucker, and Paul Grenier. Solidarity Hall publisher Elias Crim supplies an introduction, and editor Daniel Schwindt an epilogue.

Inspired by Pope Francis’ invocation (before the U.S. Congress) of Dorothy Day as a figure for our times, our second title (published in January 2016) is a collection of articles entitled Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future, taken from a 2015 conference at the University of St. Francis. Topics include: Spiritual and Liturgical Influences on Dorothy Day; Dorothy Day and Distributism; Peter Maurin’s Influence on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker; An Ecology of Hospitality; Dorothy Day’s Far-Flung Friendships; The Personalism of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker