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Abstract

This Article focuses on Dorothy Day, the famous Catholic social activist, and the Catholic Worker, the newspaper she co-founded in 1933. Specifically, it focuses the 1949 strike by Catholic workers at Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York City's largest Catholic cemetery. It further examines and the relationships between Day, who supported the strike, and then-Archbishop of New York Francis Spellman, who opposed it. The Article moves beyond this specific incident and examines the example Day and the Catholic Worker provided for people of all faiths, specifically Catholics and their relationship with their Bishop. Finally, the Article seeks to apply the lessons of Dorothy Day to current issues facing Catholics.

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