Dorothy Day

dorothydayDuring his visit to the US last fall, Pope Francis cited activist Dorothy Day as an inspirational American for her social activism and her passion for justice. Alumnus Tom McDonough has written a new book about Day, focusing on her first job in journalism. An Eye for Others, Dorothy Day, Journalist 1916-1917 (Clemency Press, 2016) includes the 36 articles written by Day for The New York Call, her workplace during the time leading up to America’s entry into World War I. The book also includes Day’s later reflections on that time and perspectives from some of her friends. Read an excerpt of McDonough’s book.

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