Come together: St. Martin de Porres

By Alejandro Garcia-Rivera| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

One day I was home, a familiar comfortable place; the next day I was a stranger in a strange land. It was Nov. 3, 1960, the date of my exile from my home in Cuba. It was also the feast day of St. Martín de Porres, a Dominican friar from Peru. St. Martín, I now believe, was assigned to be my guide in this strange land, the United States.


Come together: St. Martin de Porres

By Alejandro Garcia-Rivera| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

One day I was home, a familiar comfortable place; the next day I was a stranger in a strange land. It was Nov. 3, 1960, the date of my exile from my home in Cuba. It was also the feast day of St. Martín de Porres, a Dominican friar from Peru. St. Martín, I now believe, was assigned to be my guide in this strange land, the United States.


Who are you calling a saint?

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
In 1966 U.S. Catholic visited Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker in New York. Part of a series for U.S. Catholic's 75th anniversary.

Who are you calling a saint?

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
In 1966 U.S. Catholic visited Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker in New York. Part of a series for U.S. Catholic's 75th anniversary.

Heart to heart: Mary and motherhood

By Ginny Kubitz Moyer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Fact: Parents worry about their kids every day. No one knows this more than Mary.

As a kid in Catholic school, I grew up learning a lot about Mary. She was the Mother of God and the mother of all people everywhere. She wore a white dress and a blue veil and had a serene, dreamy expression. She also had a visible heart, one crowned with flames and pierced with swords.


All in a Day's work

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

Dorothy Day icon by Brian Nicholas TsaiOn Aug. 6, 1976 Dorothy Day was invited to address the World Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia. The date of her talk was, of course, the Feast of the Transfiguration. But it was also, at least on the Catholic Worker calendar, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Consequently we were astonished to learn that the Congress had scheduled for that day--of all days--a Mass to commemorate the armed forces.


The gifts of Saint Dorothy Day: An interview with Robert Ellsberg

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice

Dorothy DayYou have spoken out strongly in favor of canonizing Dorothy Day. How is she a saint for today?


Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

By Tom McGrath| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

By Tom McGrath| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


Are there rules for decorating the church during the holidays?

By Victoria M. Tufano| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

There are surprisingly few official rules about decorating churches, much to the chagrin of those who have been crowded out by Christmas poinsettias or engulfed by Easter lilies. At times, admittedly, the altar looks like it's been attacked by a rioting mob of florists.


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