Pope Champions Radical Catholic Rabble-Rouser Dorothy Day

by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Common Dreams

Pope Francis's much-vaunted comments to U.S. Congress on Thursday included a message of praise for "daughter of this land" Dorothy Day, a radical writer and activist who uplifted the dignity of the poor and was repeatedly jailed for protesting wars, racism, and the denial of women's suffrage.

"In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement," the Pope declared. "Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints."

Francis praised Day as one of four commendable "representatives of the American people"—placing her alongside Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton for her commitment to "social justice and the rights of persons."


The Atlantic Ignores Muslim Intellectuals, Defines “True Islam” As ISIS

By Murtaza Hussain
The Intercept
February 20, 2015

Despite what its many critics (including President Obama) will tell you, the Islamic State is indeed Islamic, and actually very Islamic, according to ISIS itself — and also according to The Atlantic, which endorsed the group’s narrative in a widely circulated essay published this week entitled “What ISIS Really Wants.”

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