The logical conclusion from throwing doubts on all tales like the miracles of St. Francis was to throw doubts on the existence of men like St. Francis.
Citizens who have been long deprived of their property and who have ceased to feel the instinct for it, tend to lose their citizenship.
When Catholics talk about the natural law, they mean the law of man’s moral status, as it can be perceived by man’s natural reason.
Only when the present economic question is settled, will the real opportunity of Catholicism come; for the conversion of our civilisation.
Dorothy Day lived in a time of great change in the Church and in society. She chose a way of life that most would find difficult, even impossible.
The Communist does not justify Communism so that it may be established; he would rather establish it so that it may be justified.
And now, O Jesus of Nazareth, I wonder and wonder again whether in going away from these home-crafts we did not go from Our Father into a far country…