Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDorothy Day
IN THE NEWS

Dorothy Day

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Colman McCarthy | November 16, 1997
ULUTH, Minn. -- At 1712 Jefferson St. in an east end neighborhood of low- and no-income families, Dorothy Day House been opening its doors for 10 years to people needing housing, food and, on some days, nonjudgmental words of hope. Across the narrow street, which overlooks Lake Superior, is Hannah House, and a block away is Olive Branch House.These are Catholic Worker houses of hospitality, staffed by a dozen or so pacifists who live in voluntary poverty and embrace the ideals of nonviolence, resistance to abusive state power and prayerfulness.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 9, 2008
On Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Mrs. DOROTHY ELIZABETH DAY SPECTOR, 80, of Tamarac, Florida and formerly of Mount Airy and Baltimore, Maryland. Beloved mother of Barbara Day-Bartgis of Frederick, Maryland. Friends may call at the Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland on Friday, May 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or to the animal rescue facility of one's choice.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Staff Writer | October 9, 1993
Today's celebration of 25 years of Christian charity at Southwest Baltimore's Viva House will not be jubilant.Many hearts have been changed. But what remains to be done is close to overwhelming, Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham observed sadly yesterday as they and many admirers prepared to mark the soup kitchen's anniversary with a scholarly panel discussion, a dinner and a concert of folk music.Mr. Walsh, a former Catholic seminarian from New York, and Ms. Bickham, a former nun from Chicago, said that poverty, hunger, joblessness, homelessness, family separations, drug dependency, neighborhood hostilities, gun possession, violence, child abuse and despair are all more serious and more prevalent in Baltimore than when they optimistically began their partnership at 26 S. Mount St. a generation ago.And the trends the husband and wife see are not hopeful.
NEWS
By Colman McCarthy | November 16, 1997
ULUTH, Minn. -- At 1712 Jefferson St. in an east end neighborhood of low- and no-income families, Dorothy Day House been opening its doors for 10 years to people needing housing, food and, on some days, nonjudgmental words of hope. Across the narrow street, which overlooks Lake Superior, is Hannah House, and a block away is Olive Branch House.These are Catholic Worker houses of hospitality, staffed by a dozen or so pacifists who live in voluntary poverty and embrace the ideals of nonviolence, resistance to abusive state power and prayerfulness.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 15, 1996
The problem with good is that it's not nearly as interesting as bad, and that's a conundrum the makers of "Entertaining Angels" never quite solve.A biography of the saintly and self-effacing Catholic activist and journalist Dorothy Day (1897- 1980), who lived an exemplary life, the movie is rather commonplace for its uncommon subject. Far too often it falls back on the language of cliche and on wacky characterizations from actors -- Martin Sheen, for one -- who ought to know better. It glosses over some really interesting materials to focus on some less interesting materials.
NEWS
May 9, 2008
On Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Mrs. DOROTHY ELIZABETH DAY SPECTOR, 80, of Tamarac, Florida and formerly of Mount Airy and Baltimore, Maryland. Beloved mother of Barbara Day-Bartgis of Frederick, Maryland. Friends may call at the Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland on Friday, May 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or to the animal rescue facility of one's choice.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
In yesterday's LIVE section, the calendar item on the play about Dorothy Day called "Haunted by God" was incorrect. The show will take place at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. A suggested donation of $7 to $10 benefits Viva House, Baltimore's Catholic Worker House of Hospitality. For information, call 410-233-0488. Reservations are suggested.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 2/27/98
NEWS
By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1997
Howard County police escorted a small group of anti-nuclear demonstrators from the main gate of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Fulton yesterday.Police said 16 members of the Baltimore Emergency Response Network (BERN) and a Washington group called the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker assembled at APL's east gate about 7 a.m. to hand out leaflets to laboratory employees as they walked from the parking lot to the main building.The demonstrators, who were objecting to weapons research at the laboratory, were read the county's statute about trespassing and were asked to leave the laboratory's grounds, police said.
NEWS
September 16, 2001
Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults improve reading skills and to assist with related projects. Among them: The Dorothy Day After-School Reading Program at Viva House, 28 S. Mount St., Baltimore, seeks volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders throughout the school year. Volunteers are asked to commit to tutor every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Information: Shannon Curran, 410-947-2660. Pact: Helping Children With Special Needs, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore County, needs tutors for a newly formed literacy program for adults with mild mental retardation.
NEWS
April 14, 2009
Bon Secours is key to the area's health At Viva House, we have been proud neighbors of Bon Secours Hospital for 40 years ("Bon Secours seeks a lifeline," April 9). This hospital has always been the rock of the neighborhood. Indeed, at our soup kitchen it is common to hear people say, "You can always go to Bon Secours; they won't turn you away." Over the last four decades, many have fled the neighborhood. The library at Calhoun Street and the one at Payson Street have left. The firehouse on Casey Street is gone.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 15, 1996
The problem with good is that it's not nearly as interesting as bad, and that's a conundrum the makers of "Entertaining Angels" never quite solve.A biography of the saintly and self-effacing Catholic activist and journalist Dorothy Day (1897- 1980), who lived an exemplary life, the movie is rather commonplace for its uncommon subject. Far too often it falls back on the language of cliche and on wacky characterizations from actors -- Martin Sheen, for one -- who ought to know better. It glosses over some really interesting materials to focus on some less interesting materials.
NEWS
By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Staff Writer | October 9, 1993
Today's celebration of 25 years of Christian charity at Southwest Baltimore's Viva House will not be jubilant.Many hearts have been changed. But what remains to be done is close to overwhelming, Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham observed sadly yesterday as they and many admirers prepared to mark the soup kitchen's anniversary with a scholarly panel discussion, a dinner and a concert of folk music.Mr. Walsh, a former Catholic seminarian from New York, and Ms. Bickham, a former nun from Chicago, said that poverty, hunger, joblessness, homelessness, family separations, drug dependency, neighborhood hostilities, gun possession, violence, child abuse and despair are all more serious and more prevalent in Baltimore than when they optimistically began their partnership at 26 S. Mount St. a generation ago.And the trends the husband and wife see are not hopeful.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | December 16, 1996
A strange, anonymous letter has arrived here, offering "top 12 things Dan Rodricks does when no one is watching." It must be from some curmudgeon who thinks I can't possibly practice what I preach. (Life must be great when you don't have to attach your name to your opinions.) Anyway, I'll quote what's quotable and, if you don't mind the personal indulgence today, I'd like to provide a brief rebuttal -- just to set the record straight out there."Rides his dirt bike on the Appalachian trail."
NEWS
By SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
Ansell, Yetta On September 22, 2002, YETTA ANSELL (nee Pecofsky), beloved wife of the late Herman Ansell, loving mother of Robin Ansell, devoted sister of the late Sarah Taub and Benjamin Pecofsky. Funeral Services and Interment were held on Tuesday, September 24 at the Moses Montifiore Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions to a charity of your own choice. Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS. HOME. 25. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/25/2002. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Avig, Harry Norman On September 22, 2002; HARRY N., of Baltimore, loving father of Debbie Kamplain, Charles and Harry Avig Jr,., cherished brother of Louis Avig and Vera Slavotinek.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.