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Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Some words from Dorothy(emphasis mine);

There are so many things needed for the reconstruction of social order out of chaos today that we scarcely know where to begin. Catholic trade unions? Co-operatives? Farming communes? Schools and colleges? Personal responsibility? All of these, of course but personal responsibility on the part of the individual alone does not perpetuate a new mode of life; schools and colleges are directed by those brought up in the old ways; communities of individuals die out or change their character; Catholic co-operatives and trade unions cannot begin to exist until we have Catholics living their faith and creating a truly Catholic culture and tradition.

Economists tell us that in days of prosperity children are an economic asset. We assert that in these days of revolution, when we Catholics must arm ourselves with the Holy Spirit to "renew the face of the earth," in this struggle, too, children are an asset and family life the most powerful and enduring form of propaganda.
"The Family vs Capitalism" By Dorothy Day The Catholic Worker, January 1936, 4.