December 8: Canterbury House Discussion
Adam and Eve, the Fall, and creating a world where it is easier to be good: Dorothy Day's response to original sin
Potluck Community Meal @ 6:00 PM
Discussion: 7:00 PM
In early December of 1932, a recent Catholic convert and journalist by the name of Dorothy Day was in Washington D.C. covering a hunger march for the Jesuit publication America Magazine. The Great Depression had left millions unemployed, and hunger and hopelessness was taking hold in the United States and beyond.
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dorothy Day prayed at the newly constructed National Shrine for the Immaculate Conception that she would find a path, as a Catholic, of wedding charity with justice. The next day, back in New York, she met Peter Maurin with whom she would found the Catholic Worker newspaper. Together they formed a Catholic movement responding to original sin and formed a program drawn from the Catholic Church’s social program for the poor.
Join us at Canterbury House as we discuss Dorothy Day’s response to original sin by reading her aims and purposes of the Catholic Worker Movement. The short article we will be discussing was written in 1940. However, it could have been written just as easily in 2022. Join us as we explore how to create a world where it is easier to be good!
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