Friday, September 25, 2015

Dorothy Day & Pope Francis

Dorothy Day and Pope Francis are definitely kindred spirits.  

How perfect for him to cite her while speaking to our Republican-dominated House of Representatives!

Here's a sample quote from Day archives, courtesy of the Washington Post:

"We need to change the system," Day wrote in 1956. "We need to overthrow, not the government, as the authorities are always accusing the Communists 'of conspiring to teach [us] to do,' but this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York."

Take that, you anti-Obama care capitalists!

It's interesting that her having a child while unmarried did not deter him from speaking of her with admiration.  Would he have done so if she had had an abortion?

While speaking at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, he praised the US Catholic nuns who endured an inquisition under his predecessor (who is still living--wonder what he thinks of all this!

Perhaps praising the Catholic nuns and citing Dorothy Day is the Pope's easy way of gaining ground with women, while doing nothing about women's ordination.

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