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Dorothy Day was born November 8, 1897, to a Scotch-Irish family in New York City. When young, she could best be described as a “bohemian liberal”, who was involved in social activism, and committed to the concept of free love. Following two extended cohabitations, a brief marriage and divorce, a clandestine abortion and a child out of wedlock, she embraced Catholicism, which led her to renounce sexual license, but intensify her commitment to social justice. Later in life she was criticized for her supposed Communist sympathies, yet she gained an international reputation due to her passionate Christian advocacy of rights for workers and the poor. She is best remembered for founding and leading the Catholic Worker movement and newspaper, and was declared a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church, following her death on November 29, 1980, in New York City.|
Notable Attributes:Courage, Integrity, Activism, Commitment
Principles:Put Faith Above “Religion”
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