The Legacy of Dorothy Day, Co-founder of the Catholic Worker

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Dorothy Day, publisher of "The Catholic Worker," is shown circa 1960.

Dorothy Day is one of the most controversial -- and fascinating -- figures in American Catholicism. The writer and activist abandoned her bohemian literary lifestyle when she converted to Catholicism in 1927. A few years later she co-founded the Catholic Worker newspaper and movement—which both continue to advocate for the poor, years after her death. Her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, has written a new biography called Dorothy Day: the World will be Saved by Beauty.

Kate will be giving a talk at McNally Jackson at 52 Prince St. on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00pm. For more information, click here