Dorothy and Peter did not put their best hopes in partisan politics. Peter Maurin quoted Péguy: “There is politics and mysticism, and mysticism is better.”
In much of the criticism of the Church, an opinion emerges that She should be more like the State, like a secular democracy, or like a business corporation.
The Catholic tradition emphasizes a commitment to the common good, the importance of respect for every person made in the image and likeness of God.
People often seem to choose one of two sides of Dorothy. There is mysticism and activism in her life, and one cannot understand one without the other.
Dorothy, who had already tried socialism before she became a Catholic, decided not only to condemn Communism and socialism, but to create an alternative.
Nuestro Santo Padre ha condenado claramente el neoliberalismo que se ha apoderado de la economía mundial y la enseñanza en todas nuestras universidades.