Mr. Breen

Firefang (Posted by) Level 4
The Catholic Worker communities founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin are known for their radical hospitality. If you've read the work of Dorothy Day you know how a lot of idealistic people were drawn to her Catholic Worker community in New York but were repulsed by all the drunks, dead beats and downright crazy people in the Catholic Worker house.

But Dorothy Day wouldn't kick anybody out. Not even Mr. Breen.

Mr - Breen - Racist - Racism - Outbursts

Mr. Breen was hard to live with. He was irascible and racist. Because of his racism and angry outbursts people wanted Dorothy to kick Mr. Breen out of the house. But learning to live with and love Mr. Breen, Dorothy repeated over and over, was a part of the "harsh and dreadful love" God had called us to. Mr. Breen would stay.

And Mr. Breen had his good points. He was...
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