Posted: August 28th, 2008
The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and now a candidate for sainthood, has been called the “radical conscience” of the American Catholic Church. Day’s diaries offer a unique window into her life, her religion, and her efforts to respond to the great issues of her day. Father James Martin, S.J., Associate Editor of America, will moderate a discussion that examines The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day (Marquette University Press, 2008), edited by Robert Ellsberg, who worked with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life. They will be joined by Sally Cunneen, Professor Emeritus of English at SUNY; and Peggy Steinfels, Co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture. This event was held at the Museum of the City of New York, and was presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Catholics in New York, 1808-1946“.


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