The power of witness, doing the right thing when too many have internalized the conformist script of the corporate culture, when too many of the baptized want to get inside “the inner ring” (C.S. Lewis) when market Catholicism suborns the power of the gospel which always is is on the side of the humiliated, when too much of Catholic education is preparing acolytes for “success” and not the Cross.
Daniel Berrigan on Dorothy Day
Without Dorothy, without that exemplary patience, courage, moral modesty, without this woman pounding at the locked door behind which the powerful mock the powerless with games of triage, without her, the resistance we offered would have been simply unthinkable. She urged our consciences off the beaten track; she made the impossible (in our case) probable and then actual. She did this first of all by living as though the Truth were true.