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The Source: Dorothy Day Today


Dorothy Day was a radical. She was a social justice activist. She was a Catholic, and she was unafraid to make waves if it made working peoples lives better.  That courage led her to found the Catholic Worker movement in 1933 and is why she is remembered as a champion of the poor. So wide is her notoriety that Pope Francis praised her when he visited the U.S. last month. 

This weekend the Oblate Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality will hold its first Dorothy Day For Today conference exploring social justice in action. The conference is aimed at tackling today's issues with the ideals of spirituality and social justice at its core. Homelessness and immigration are just two of the big issues included in the conference that has tried to address issues from both national and local sources.


  • Fr. Ron Rolheiser, President of the Oblate School of Theology
  • Dee Sanchez, founder of the Catholic Worker House
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive