Dorothy Day: The Long Loneliness

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Dorothy Day: The long loneliness
Thirty six years have almost passed after the death of the Dorothy Day, the author of “The long Loneliness”. The long loneliness is an autobiographical book of Dorothy Day, known to the world as a Catholic worker and social activist. The book serves as an essential memoir where social justice as a practicing Catholic is self-reflected. It cannot be justified as just a biography of a 20th century traditional catholic. It is a biography of strong intellectual women who is discusses her faith in God and serves to eradicate human suffering. Day is not an ordinary woman because her fight against unjust social conditions towards the weak and the vulnerable was revolutionizing through her writing.
The book counts as an all-time “classic” because it bottles an unbelievably powerful work of a life of faith, doubt and perseverance. The book overall may not appeal to all people, but the author’s work and influence continues to shine forth till today. Perhaps, this book opens
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Navy as a conscientious objector, when he moved to New York City to join the Catholic Movement. He then became the managing editor of the Catholic Worker newpaper. In his article “What I learned about justice from Dorothy Day”, Forest gives readers eight lessons that he learned from Dorothy. He writes that Day saw -the church taking the side of the rich and powerful, forgetting the weak, or saw bishops living in luxury while the poor are thrown the crumbs of "charity,". Although her worlds criticize the Church, she taught others to focus on the human failings and the failings of the church but rather pay attention to the gospel and make the best use of resources the church offered. So it is clear that Day was not fighting to be a Saint or to reorganize Church, she was a revolutionary disciple whose lifetime of confidence and conviction can never be shadowed by critics limiting her as an orthodox catholic religious

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