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What I learned about justice from Dorothy Day

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What kind of impact did influential Catholic reformer Dorothy Day have on those who knew her best? A friend and former colleague gives his personal perspective on the woman whom many consider the most important American Catholic of the 20th century.

Jim Forest began his association with Dorothy Day in 1961, when he moved to New York City to join the Catholic Worker community there. A recent convert to Catholicism, he had been discharged from the U.S. Navy as a conscientious objector.