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Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker, is depicted in stained glass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Staten Island, New York (CNS)

Today, the Catholic left is known for dissent. But we can hope for a politics that’s both radical and orthodox

Dorothy Day is depicted in a stained-glass window at a church in New York

Dorothy Day’s House of Hospitality is a vivid account of the trials of a saint in the making

A Syriac Orthodox leader greets Cardinal Dolan during a Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York for the safety of kidnapped Orthodox bishops (CNS)

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Dorothy Day's Cause has been endorsed by the US bishops' conference (Photo: CNS)

What sets her apart from other holy men and women is that her early lifestyle was so at odds with her life after conversion