Denys Horgan, a member of the San Diego Catholic Worker, studied theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and the Institut Catholique in in Paris. He is a member of the advisory council of the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at the University of San Diego.
Unity in Action: the Catholic Worker Movement
The Catholic Worker movement, founded in New York during the Great Depression to serve the poor, seek social justice and promote peace through non-violent means, is a prophetic paradigm of church unity already achieved at its most basic level—the Sermon on the Mount. Catholic Workers, many of whom live in community and embrace voluntary poverty, accept and work with all people who seek to alleviate poverty. Operating without any hierarchical mandate, the movement expresses church unity without compromising church teaching—social and theological—at its most fundamental, albeit progressive level.
Dr Edward Starkey is a University Librarian Emeritus, University of San Diego, and Board Member for the Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society, UCSD