“If I have achieved anything in my life, it is because I have not been embarrassed to talk about God.”
Together we will reflect on how, in a time of pandemic and strife, 40 years after her death, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker inspire holiness and community.
David Brooks, one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators, appears regularly on “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. His most recent books, the bestsellers The Road to Character and The Second Mountain, are elegant explorations of the morally engaged life.
Anne Snyder is a widely published writer who serves as Editor-in-Chief of Comment magazine, a journal of public theology for the common good. She also oversees its partner project, Breaking Ground, dedicated to galvanizing the transformative power of the Christian imagination in this year of crisis. Formerly she directed the Philanthropy Roundtable’s Character Initiative, working to strengthen and re- envision the most effective character-forming institutions for our day.
Paul Elie is the author of an acclaimed group portrait of Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, Flannery O’Connor, and Thomas Merton, The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage. He is a Senior Fellow with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where his work revolves around the expression of religious ideas in literature, the arts, and culture, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker.
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Convener: Robert Ellsberg, the Editor-in-Chief and publisher of Orbis Books, joined the Catholic Worker on leave from studies at Harvard, living and working with Dorothy Day the last five years of her life. The editor of her diaries, selected letters, and writings, he has written extensively about the lives of the saints and other models of holiness, past and present.
Interviewer: Colleen Dulle, the host and producer of the weekly news podcast, “Inside the Vatican,” is the Assistant Producer of Audio and Video at America Media. She has reported national and international news for the Catholic News Service and The Associated Press, and is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Catholic Press Association Multimedia Journalist of the Year award.
(Robert and Colleen serve as Advisory Committee members of The Dorothy Day Guild — the body officially charged by the Archdiocese of New York, where Day lived and worked, to forward her Cause for canonization.)
This special event is free, but your registration is necessary.