Monday, June 22, 2015

Following in the Footsteps of Dorothy Day at Church of the Nativity

Today's New York Times ran a piece by David Gonzalez titled "Invoking the Radical Spirit of Dorothy Day to Fight a Church Closing."   The story touches upon the history of the parish as the place where Dorothy Day worshipped and ministered to the poor.  Now, while supporting the the cause of her sainthood, the Archdiocese of New York has decided to close the church, depriving us of the opportunity to literally walk in her footsteps.

Salient quote from Dorothy Day's granddaughter, Martha Hennessy:
“In the East Village, with all the affluence, the party atmosphere and the materialism, we still have poverty,” Ms. Hennessy said. “They are doing their best to hide it, but if there was a shrine dedicated to the history of her work, that might be more helpful. It would raise the question of economic refugees.”

Mass will be held on Saturday at 6:00 PM in honor of Dorothy Day.

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