- Klejment, Anne. Dorothy Day and the
Catholic Worker: a bibliography and index. New York,
Garland, c.1986. xxvi, 412p.
Books authored by Dorothy Day
- From Union Square to Rome. New
York, Arno Press, 1978 c.1938. x, 173p.
- House of Hospitality. New York,
Sheed & Ward, c.1939. xxxvi, 275p.
- Loaves and Fishes. San Francisco,
Harper & Row, 1983 c.1963. xiv, 215p.
- The Eleventh Virgin. New York,
Albert & Charles Boni, c.1924. 312p.
- The Long Loneliness: the
autobiography of Dorothy Day. San Francisco, Harper & Row,
1981 c.1952. xxiii, 288p.
- On Pilgrimage. New York, Catholic
Worker Books, c.1948. 175p.
- On Pilgrimage: The Sixties. New
York, Curtis Books, c.1972. 383p.
- Therese. Springfield,IL,
Templegate, c.1979. xiv, 178p.
Anthologies of writings by Dorothy
- Ellsberg, Robert (ed). Dorothy Day,
selected writings: By little and by little. Maryknoll, NY,
Orbis Books, c.1992.xli,371p.
- Mitchell, Patricia (Ed.). A Radical
Love:Wisdom From Dorothy Day. Ijamsville, Maryland, The
Word Among Us Press, 2000. 143p.Quigley, Margaret and Michael
Garvey (eds). The Dorothy Day book. Springfield, IL,
- Vishnewski, Stanley (ed). Meditations/Dorothy Day. New York, Paulist Press, c.1970.
- Note: Dorothy Day was a journalist and
wrote extensively for Commonweal and other publications in
addition to the Catholic Worker newspaper. Readers should
consult the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
from 1930-1960 under "Day, Dorothy" for references to her
articles in these other publications. A partial list of Day's
articles in the Catholic Worker and other publications appears
in Anne Klejment's bibliography, Dorothy Day and the
Catholic Worker: a bibliography and index.
Biographies of Dorothy Day
- Coles, Robert. Dorothy Day: a radical
devotion. Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c.1987.
- Egan, Eileen. Dorothy Day and the
permanent revolution. Erie, PA, Benet Press, 1983. 24p.
- Forest, Jim. Love Is the Measure: A
Biography of Dorothy Day. New York, Paulist Press, c.1986.
- Miller, William D. Dorothy Day: A
Biography. San Francisco, Harper & Row, c.1982. xv, 527p.
- Miller, William D. A Harsh and
Dreadful Love: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement.
New York, Liveright, c.1973. xvi,370p.
- O'Grady, Jim. Dorothy Day: with love
for the poor. Staten Island, NY, Ward Hill Press, c.1993.
- Roberts, Nancy. Dorothy Day and the
Catholic Worker. Albany, State University of New York
Press, c.1984. 226p.
Dorothy Day - philosophy and
- Allaire, James, and Broughton, Rosemary.
Praying With Dorothy Day. Winona, MN: Saint Mary's
Press, 1995. 127p.
- Merriman, Brigid O'Shea. Called to be
holy: Dorothy Day and the retreat movement. Notre Dame,
IN, University of Notre Dame, c.1992.40p.
- Merriman, Brigid O'Shea. Searching
for Christ: the Spirituality of Dorothy Day. Notre Dame,
IN, University of Notre Dame, c.1994. xi, 333p.
- Miller, William D. All Is Grace: the
Spirituality of Dorothy Day. Garden City, NY, Doubleday,
- O'Connor, June. The Moral Vision of
Dorothy Day: a feminist perspective. New York, Crossroads,
c.1991. x, 123p.
Books about the Catholic Worker
- Aronica, Michele Theresa. Beyond
Charismatic Leadership: the New York Catholic Worker Movement.
New Brunswick, Transaction Books, c.1987. xi, 197p.
- Cleaver, Richard G. New Heaven, New
Earth: Practical Essays on the Catholic Worker Program.
Marion, SD, Rose Hill Books, c.1993. iv, 81p.
- Coles, Robert. A Spectacle Unto the
World: the Catholic Worker Movement. New York, Viking
Press, c.1973. xv, 71p.
- Cornell, Thomas C. and Jim Forest. A
Penny a Copy: Readings from the Catholic Worker. New York,
Macmillan, c.1968. xvi, 271p.
- Coy, Patrick G. (ed). A Revolution of
the Heart: essays on the Catholic Worker. Philadelphia,
Temple University Press, c.1988.xiv,388p.
- Dierks, Sheila D. and Patricia P.
Ladley. Catholic Worker Houses: Ordinary Miracles.
Kansas City, MO, Sheed & Ward, c.1988. 114p.
- Ellis, Marc. A Year at the Catholic
Worker. New York, Paulist Press, c.1978. 140p.
- Flynn, Toni. Finding my way: a
journey along the rim of the Catholic Worker Movement. Los
Osos, CA, Sand River Press, c.1989. xvi, 84p.
- Garvey, Michael. Confessions of a
Catholic Worker. Chicago, Thomas More Press, c.1978. 132p.
- Klejment, Anne and Nancy L. Roberts
(Eds.). American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. Westport,
CT: Praeger, 1996.
- Murray, Harry. Do Not Neglect
Hospitality: the Catholic Worker Movement and the Homeless.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.viii,285p.
- Penatar, Michael P. The Social
Thought of the Catholic Worker on the Negro. Washington,
Catholic University of America Press, 1952.iv,213p.
- Piehl, Mel. Breaking Bread: The
Catholic Worker and the Origin of Catholic Radicalism in
America. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c.1984.
- Sicius, Francis J. The Word Made
Flesh: the Chicago Catholic Worker and the Emergence of Lay
Activism in the Church. Lanham, MD, University Press of
America, c.1990. xiv, 197p.
Books by or about other Catholic
- Cullen, Michael (with Don Ranly). A
Time To Dance: The Mike Cullen Story. Celina, OH:
Messenger Press, 1972.
- Dietrich, Jeff.Reluctant Resister.
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, 1983.
- Eichenberg, Fritz.Works of Mercy.
Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, c.1992. 109p.
- Ellis, Mark. Peter Maurin: Prophet in
the Twentieth Century. New York, Paulist Press,
- Hennacy, Ammon. Autobiography of a
Catholic Anarchist. New York, Catholic Worker Books, 1954.
- Hennacy, Ammon. The Book of Ammon.
Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Co., 1994. 510p.
- Maurin, Peter. Easy Essays.
Chicago, Franciscan Herald Press, 1984 c.1977. 216p.
- Sheehan, Arthur T. Peter Maurin: gay
believer. Garden City, NY, Hanover House, 1959. 217p.
- Stoughton, Judith. Proud Donkey of
Schaerbeek: Ade Bethune, Catholic Worker artist. St.
Cloud, MN, North Star Press, c.1988. xiv,104p.
- Thomas, Joan. The Years of Grief and
Laughter: A "Biography" of Ammon Hennacy. Baltimore, MD,
Fortkamp Publishing Co., 1993 c.1974,342p.
- Troester, Rosalie Riegle (ed). Voices
from the Catholic Worker. Philadelphia, Temple University
Press, c.1993. xxi, 597p.
- Vishnewski, Stanley. Wings of Dawn.
New York, Catholic Worker, 1984. 231p.
Other books of interest
- [While these books are not entirely
about Dorothy Day or the Catholic Worker movement, they do
contain significant segments on these topics.]
- Betten, Neil. Catholic Activism and
the Industrial Worker. Gainesville, University Presses of
Florida, c.1976. x,191p.
- Callahan, Annice. Spiritual Guides
for Today: Evelyn Underhill, Dorothy Day, Karl Rahner, Simone
Weil, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen. New York, Crossroad,
- Coles, Robert. The Call to Service: A
Witness to Idealism. Boston, MA, Houghton-Mifflin, c.1993.
- Craig, Robert H. Religion and Radical
Politics: An Alternative Christian Tradition in the United
States. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c.1992.
- Deedy, John G. Seven American
Catholics. Chicago, Thomas More Press, 1978. 204p.
- Delaney, John J. Saints Are Now:
Eight Portraits of Modern Sanctity. Garden City, NY, Image
Books, 1983 c.1981. 222p.
- Fisher, James Terence. The Catholic
counterculture in America, 1933-1962. Chapel Hill,
University of North Carolina Press, c.1989. xv, 305p.
- Francis, Mark and Kathleen Hughes (eds).
Living No Longer For Ourselves: Liturgy and Justice for the
Nineties. Collegeville, MN, Liturgical Press, 1991. 208p.
- McDonald, Donald. Catholics in
Conversation: Seventeen Interviews with Leading American
Catholics. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press,1978 c.1960.
- McNeal, Patricia. Harder Than War:
Catholic Peacemaking in Twentieth-Century America. New
Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, c.1992. 310p.
- O'Brien, David J. American Catholics
and Social Reform: The New Deal Years. New York, Oxford
University Press, 1968.
- O'Brien, David J. The Renewal of
American Catholicism. New York, Oxford University Press,
- Occhiogrosso, P. Once A Catholic.
Boston, Houghton-Mifflin, 1987. xxi, 371p.
- Paulsell, William O. Tough minds,
tender hearts: six prophets of social justice. New York,
Paulist Press, c.1990. vi, 207p.
- Sandeen, Ernest (ed). The Bible and
Social Reform. Atlanta, GA, Scholars Press, 1982.
- Wills, Garry. Certain Trumpets: The
Call of Leaders. New York, Simon & Schuster, c.1994. 336p.
Unpublished theses on Dorothy Day
and the Catholic Worker Movement
- Anderson, Ruth Diana. The character
and communication of a modern- day prophet: a rhetorical
analysis of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. Ph.D. --
University of Oregon, 1979. vi, 218p.
- Dega, Mary Benedicta Sister. The
Catholic Worker in Detroit, 1937 to 1967. M.A. --
Marquette University, 1968. 114p.
- Frary, Thomas. The ecclesiology of
Dorothy Day. Ph.D. -- Marquette University, 1972. 226p.
- Groutt, Kathleen McKenna. A
metahealth analysis of the lives of Gwendolyn Brooks, Dorothy
Day, Ruth Gordon, Anais Nin, Georgia O'Keefe. Ph.D. --
University of Maryland, College Park, 1986. v,189p.
- LeBrun, John Leo. The role of the
Catholic Worker movement in American pacifism, 1933-1972.
Ph.D. -- Case Western Reserve University, 1973. xi, 422p.
- Lifton, Norman. Saintliness and
deviance: the Catholic Worker Movement. Ph.D. --
University of Connecticut, 1981. v, 654p.
- Murray, Harry William. Isaiah's fast:
the practice of hospitality in the Catholic Worker Movement.
Ph.D. -- Syracuse University,1987. vi, 583p.
- Sandberg, John Stuart. The
eschatological ethic of the Catholic worker. S.T.D. --
Catholic University of America, 1978. 353p.
- Scheiber, Richard. Voluntary poverty
and the Catholic Worker Movement. M.A. -- Marquette
University, 1978. 35p.
- Sicius, Francis Joseph. The Chicago
Catholic Worker Movement 1936 to the present. Ph.D. --
Loyola University of Chicago, c.1979. vii,317p.
- Statnick, Roger Andrew. Dorothy Day's
religious conversion: a study in biographical theology.
Ph.D. -- University of Notre Dame,1983.ii,373p.
- Stinson, Donald J. A propaganda
analysis of the pacifist communications of the Catholic Worker
movement in the United States from 1933 to 1965. Ph.D. --
New York University, 1969. 483p.
Periodicals -- Articles about
- [multiple authors] Dorothy Day and the
Catholic Worker Movement; symposium. America 127:378,
380-99, November 11, 1972.
- [multiple authors] Incarnating love:
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers. Sojourners v.5
no.10, December 1976.
- Berrigan, D. A day to remember.
Catholic 46:30-2,May 1981.
- Campbell, D. The Catholic earth mother:
Dorothy Day and women's power in the church. Cross Currents
34:270-82, Fall 1984.
- Coles, R. Dorothy Day. New Republic
184:28-32, June 6, 1981.
- Cort, J.C. Dorothy Day at 75. Commonweal 97:475-6, February 23, 1973.
- Coy, Patrick C. The Incarnational
Spirituality of Dorothy Day. Spirituality Today
39:114-125, Summer 1987.
- Cunneen, S. Dorothy Day: the storyteller
as human model. Cross Currents 34:283-93, Fall 1984.
- Dreyer, Elizabeth. American
spirituality: the active-contemplative paradox. The
Catholic World 234:56+, March-April 1991.
- Fehren, Henry et al. The spiritual art
of three modern masters: from Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and
Anthony de Mello, Catholics can learn the fine art of
Christian living. U.S. Catholic 59:33+, June 1994.
- Frary, Thomas. "Thy Kingdom Come" -- The
Theology of Dorothy Day. America 127:385-7, 11
- Fremantle, A. The work of Dorothy Day in
the slums. Catholic World 170:333-7, February 1950.
- Gregory, J. Remembering Dorothy Day.
America 144:344-7, April 25, 1981.
- Jordan, P. Dorothy Day: still a radical.
November 29, 1985.
- Lahutsky, Nadia M. The radical Dorothy
Day or, How a leftist journalist found her way in the Roman
Catholic church. Religion and Public Education
14:401-440, Fall 1987.
- MacDonald, D. Profiles: The Foolish
Things of the World -- I & II.
New Yorker 28:37-40+, October 4, 1952 and
October 11, 1952.
- Matzko, D.M. Postmodernism, saints and
scoundrels. Modern Theology 9:19-36, January 1993.
- Mayer, M. God's panhandler. The
Progressive 45:14-15, February 1981.
- Mayer, M. Dollar for Dorothy. The
Progressive 41:40-1, November 1977.
- McCarthy, A. Confronting Dorothy Day.
Commonweal 104:297+, May 13, 1977.
- McCarthy, A. To see the day! Commonweal 108:711-12, December 18, 1981.
- McCarthy, Colman. Colman McCarthy on
Dorothy Day; interview.
New Republic 168:30-3, February 24, 1973.
- McFague, Sallie. Conversion: life on the
edge of the raft. Interpretation 32:255-268, July 1978.
- Miller, W.D. The Church and Dorothy Day.
Critic 35:62-70, Fall 1976.
- Miller, W.D. Dorothy Day, 1897-1980: all
was grace. America 143:382-6, December 13, 1980.
- Miller, W.D. The gospel of peace:
Dorothy Day and Father John Hugo. Studies in Formative
Spirituality 7:371-80, November 1986.
- O'Brien, D.J. Pilgrimage of Dorothy Day.
Commonweal 107:711-15, December 19, 1980.
- O'Connor, June. Dorothy Day and gender
identity: the rhetoric and the reality. Horizons
15:7-20, Spring 1988.
- O'Connor, June. Dorothy Day as
autobiographer. Religion 20:275-95,
- O'Connor, June. Dorothy Day's Christian
conversion. Journal of Religious Ethics 18:159-80,
- Roberts, N.L. Building a New Earth:
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. Christian Century
97:1217-21, December 10, 1980.
- Roberts, N.L. Journalism for Justice:
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. Journalism History
10:2-9, Spring/Summer 1983.
- Sheed, W. Dorothy Day. Nation
231:660-1, December 20, 1980.
- Vishnewski, S. Dorothy Day: A sign of
contradiction. Catholic World 209:203-6, August 1969.
- Vree, D. A radical holiness. Commonweal 110:266-9, May 6,1983.
- Wills, G. Dorothy Day at the barricades.
Esquire 100:228-30+, December 1983.
Periodicals -- Articles about the
- Benziger, M.G. Caritas Christi: Catholic
Workers Mission, New York. Catholic World 144:220-3,
- Betten, N. The Great Depression and the
activities of the Catholic Worker movement. Labor History
12:243-58, Spring 1971.
- Betten, N. Social Catholicism and the
Emergence of Catholic Radicalism in America. Journal of
Human Relations 18:710-27, 1970.
- Breig, J.A. Apostle on the bum. Commonweal 28:9-12, April 29,1938.
- Brunini, J.G. Catholic paper vs.
communism. Commonweal 19:96-8, November 24, 1933.
- Burke, S. How not to help the poor.
U.S. Catholic 49:28-30,
- Collum, Danny Duncan. Doing the Lord's
work: churches energize the Left. The Progressive
53:34+, February 1989.
- Cort, J.C. Catholic Worker and the
workers. Commonweal 55:635-7,
April 4, 1952.
- Cort, J.C. My life at the Catholic
Worker. Commonweal 107:361-7,
June 20, 1980.
- Dietrich, J. Kingdom of God and of the
poor. America 145:422-3, December 21, 1981.
- Egan, Eileen. The final word is love.
Cross Currents 30:377-84, Winter 1980/81.
- Egan, Eileen. First volunteer; S.
Vishnewski. Commonweal 106:709- 11, December 21, 1979.
- Egan, Eileen. In New York din, Catholic
Worker called loudest.
National Catholic Reporter 24:12+, February 26, 1988.
- Ellis, M. The legacy of Peter Maurin.
Cross Currents 34:294-304, Fall 1984.
- Fantino, E. Children of poverty. Commonweal 62:271-4, June 17,1955.
- Forest, J. Roots of Catholic resistance.
Catholic World 214:63-4, November 1971.
- Fremantle, A. Good like bread. Saturday Review 35:12-13, March 1, 1952.
- Hyre, Meg et al. The scholars must
become workers so the workers may become scholars: by three
Catholic workers. Religion and Intellectual Life
7:12-25, Winter 1990.
- Linner, Rachelle. Bread and roses
[personal reflections on voluntary poverty]. Katallagete
8, No.1:19-28, Summer 1982.
- Lobve, W. Public theology and the
Catholic Worker. Cross Currents 26:270-85, Fall 1976.
- MacEoin, Gary. Lay movement in the
United States before Vatican II: a rash of movements
mushroomed in the late 1940's -- liturgical, interracial,
pacifist. America 165:61+, August 3, 1991.
- McCarthy, Tim. Light of Day shines yet
at Catholic Worker. National Catholic Reporter 29:9+,
May 21, 1993.
- McNeal, P. Origins of the Catholic peace
movement. Review of Politics 35:346-74, July 1973.
- Mottet, Marvin. How can you give to the
poor when you have to pay the rent? (an interview with Fr.
Marvin Mottet) U.S. Catholic 50:19-26, August 1985.
- O'Connell, Mary. The light's still on at
the Catholic Worker House. U.S. Catholic 57:28+, March
- O'Gara, J. The rock of contention. Commonweal 110:275-7, May 6, 1983.
- Piehl, M. The Catholic Worker and
American religious tradition.
Cross Currents 34:259-69, Fall 1984.
- Roberts, N.L. The Catholic Worker: 50
years of fortitude.
Christian Century 100:388-9, April 27, 1983.
- Vishnewski, S. Life in community: Peter
Maurin farming commune. Catholic World 185:346-51,
- Wakefield, D. Miracle in the Bowery.
Nation 182:91-2, February 4, 1956.
- West, M. How far does the line go back?
America 152:189-91, March 9, 1985.
- Willock, E. Catholic radicalism. Commonweal 58: 630-3, October 2, 1953.
- White, G.A. Simone Weil's work
experiences: from Wigan pier to Chrystie Street. Cross
Currents 31:129-49, Summer 1981.
Many of the Catholic Worker communities
in the United States publish their own newspapers or
newsletters. The best-known and longest running one is The
Catholic Worker (36 East First St.,New York, N.Y. 10003). Many
of the Catholic Worker newspapers, both current and defunct,
are available from Marquette University's library under the
subject "Catholic Worker Movement -- Periodicals". An index of
articles appearing in the Catholic Worker (New York) from
1933-1983 can be found on p.43 of Anne Klejment's
bibliography, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: a
bibliography and index.
Note: While articles from mainstream
newspapers are not included in this bibliography, readers may
locate these by searching online (Nexis, Datatimes, and
Dialog) or in the National Newspaper Index on CD-ROM. However,
due to the historical nature of this topic, most searching
will have to be done manually in the bound indexes of the
newspapers for the geographical areas of interest, e.g. the
New York Times Index.
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