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February 28, 2017

The Plough Diet: Dorothy Day’s Reckless Way of Love

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In the fall of 1955 Dorothy visited Woodcrest, and Julie, then a young volunteer at the Manhattan Catholic Worker, accompanied her. (Dorothy wrote about that visit in the December 1955 issue of the Catholic Worker.) Julie later returned to Woodcrest...

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February 14, 2017

The Plough Diet: Bread and Wine

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“Why did they do that to him?” My sister Iris’s question caught me off guard. She was standing at the base of a crucifix in a side chapel of a local Catholic church. Although we are Anabaptist, our parents – wishing to introduce us to other...

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January 31, 2017

The Plough Diet: The Abortion Debate

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The buzz surrounding the release of abortion survivor Melissa Ohden’s book You Carried Me this month is doing just what we hoped it would: not only generating conversations about the human impact of abortion but giving people the courage to share...

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January 17, 2017

Rasmus and the Vagabond

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“Mama, read to us!” is perhaps the phrase my sisters and I uttered most often while growing up. (Okay, it might have to vie for top spot with “It wasn’t my fault!”, “Why do I have to do the dishes?”, and “Believe me, I did not eat that candy!”.)...

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