Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future
University of Saint Francis in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
May 13-15, 2015
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was famously eulogized as “the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of American Catholicism.” Her life embodied the recent call of Pope Francis to build “a poor Church for the poor”—and her combination of political radicalism with Catholic orthodoxy has the potential to lead the Church beyond the categories of “liberal” and “conservative” in its engagement with American culture and politics.
This conference is exploring Dorothy Day’s life, legacy and contemporary significance for the Church.
MOST REVEREND JOSÉ H. GOMEZ – Archbishop of Los Angeles
(Topic to be announced)
ROBERT ELLSBERG – Publisher, Orbis Books, and Editor of Dorothy Day’s diaries and letters
“Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time”
MARTHA HENNESSY – Granddaughter of Dorothy Day
“Dorothy Day and the Domestic Church”
BRANDON VOGT – Catholic writer and speaker
“Daughter of the Church: Dorothy Day’s Faithful Activism”
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ – senior fellow at the National Review Institute
“Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, and Dorothy Day: Our Opportunity and Responsibility”