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Dorothy Day

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Olivia Donovan

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day How She Got Started

Beliefs and Ideas "Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily." "The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?" Honorary Awards Born in Brooklyn, New York, yet raised in San Francisco and Chicago, Dorothy Day did not start out as a Catholic; instead, she was a member of the Episcopal Church. As a child, Dorothy found enjoyment in the psalms, the hymns, and the New Testament. Yet, in school she focused on the Marxist theory At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dorothy stayed away from social gathering and dropped out after two years She moved to New York City and wrote articles against poverty and unemployment for a Socialist newspaper Protesting against political prisoners in Washington, D.C., Dorothy was arrested. While in jail, she asked for the bible, just to have something to read. Returning to New York City, she started to attend morning Masses to be in a positive atmosphere. In 1927, Dorothy gave birth to her daughter Tamar and during that time she went through a spiritual awakening, which leads her to joining the Catholic Church. 1972: Laetare Medal, University of Notre Dame
1978: Pax Christi USA Pope Paul VI Teacher of Peace Award
2002: Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
Day was an active member of The Catholic Worker movement which wanted to promote Catholic social teachings, was apart of the Catholic Worker paper which provided a neutral viewpoint in a war-torn america Got support from Catholics as well as Bohemians for her work in The Catholic Worker movement and her pervious marriages and abortions respectively Although she supported women's rights, and the choice women could make to use birth control, she was against the sexual revolution of 1960 She supported social and economic rights with her orthodox and traditional Catholic ideas The Catholic Worker Movement - belief in the God given dignity of every human being, wanted to have equal distribution of wealth
voluntary poverty, non-violence, prayer, hospitality for the homeless
Protest for injustices: war, racism, violence

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