News and Links:
Catholic Worker Happenings from the Web
The Catholic Worker Movement is alive and well. We will highlight some current postings of Catholic Worker activities.
"Pedicures for the Poor"
event on Saint Patrick's Day
in Iowa City
Click on the image to the left to link to the article
Exciting News !!
The Cause for Dorothy Day has secured the oversight of Dr. Waldery Hilgeman, a Roman postulator. Dr. Hilgemon holds both a licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.) and a doctorate in the same field (J.C.D.). He has shepherded many causes to completion. As required, Dr. Hilgemon lives in Rome though causes from around the world have sought his expertise. His is a unique vocation. Dr. Hilgemon will review all the work completed to date as part of the Cause's initial Diocesan Phase conducted by the Archdiocese of New York and guide the cause through the second (and final) Roman Phase.
To learn more about the work of Dr. Waldery Hilgeman click
on the logo of Missio Pastoralis on the upper left.
Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day published a book last year about her mother and grandmother's relationship and life in the Catholic Worker movement.
The book is titled: "Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty"
Below is a link to an article written while on her Midwest book tour,
early February at Edgewood College.
Click on the logo below to read about her visit.
The Claretians, a congregation of priests and brothers headquartered in Chicago, IL and dedicated to social justice were instrumental in the cause for Dorothy's canonization by being the first to propose that she should be declared a saint. They promoted this through their publications, S.A.L.T and U.S. Catholic Magazine. They began their campaign in the 1980s and carried it forward until the Archdiocese of NY officially opened the cause in 2000. The image of Dorothy to the left was the front side of a prayer card they distributed. They printed close to 300,000 of these between 1983-2000. Clicking on Dorothy's image to the left will lead to a link with all the articles they published over the years.
The Guild for Dorothy Day: http://dorothydayguild.org . The is the official website set up by the Archdiocese of New York to educate others about Dorothy Day, her life and values. The Guild is the vehicle by which canonization has to happen. We encourage individuals to join. The Guild is focused on individual memberships, while our Network is focused on soliciting the participation of groups, communities and organizations. For individuals who want to join the Guild, you can download a membership form by going to the following link from the Guild's website: http://dorothydayguild.org/brochure.pdf
The best web resource to use to learn about the Catholic Worker movement and about Dorothy Day is: http://www.catholicworker.org/
Other excellent internet resources are:
-The website of Casa Juan Diego, the Houston Catholic Worker: http://www.cjd.org/
-The website of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker in Oklahoma City: http://www.justpeace.org/
The Catholic Peace Fellowship is one of our Prayer Calendar participants. For individuals not in a group, they invite all to join their prayers with theirs each Friday. Their roots go back to the 1960's with strong connections to Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. If you click on their logo to the left it will take you to their website.
Dorothy Day on the Christopher Close-up Television Show
This is a fascinating video of Dorothy being interviewed on the Christopher TV show in the early 1970's. If you listen carefully you will gain a lot of insights into Dorothy's motives, values and thoughts. Tom Cornell is also part of the show. He is one of the featured speakers on our "Speaker's Bureau" page. Click on the photo of Dorothy to the left to go to the video.
PBS reporter Deborah Potter made this 8 minute video in 2014 about Dorothy. The video includes reflections from Joanne Kennedy, the managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper and from former editors like Robert Ellsberg and Pat Jordan. It is well done and worth watching. Click on the image of Dorothy to the left to directly link to the video.
We are posting videos of Dr. Cornel West's tribute to Dorothy Day given November 8, 2013 at Maryhouse in New York City. His presentation is divided into 4 videos. If you don't have a whole hour to watch all 4 videos, view one video each day this week. Click on this link below and then scroll down below the article to find the videos :
The Catholic News Service created 6 short (5 minutes each) videos about Dorothy Day after the U.S Bishops made their endorsement. Each video contains reflections by Martha Hennessy, Robert Ellsberg and Tom Cornell. This link will lead you to a blog site with links to each video. http://fatherlouie.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-series-of-6-short-films-on-dorothy-day.html