Brian Terrell works for Voices for Creative Nonviolence and is a lifelong Catholic Worker.

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Dorothy Day: ‘We are not going into the subject of birth control at all as a matter of fact’

I was on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol along with many thousands of others listening to Pope Francis’ address to Congress on Sept. 24, when he singled out and praised Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. With the mention of her name, the murmured question, “Dorothy Day, who’s she?” was audible over the scattered applause and cheers of the few who know her and who share the pope’s good opinion of her.