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    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

    by puzzled on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:52:33 PM PST

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    •  with quick DKU note re: the answer to # 1 (0+ / 0-)

      This clue refers to Dorothy Day, co-founder with Peter Maurin of the Catholic Worker movement back in 1933 -- 80 years ago this spring!

      The Catholic Worker movement was founded in 1933 during the Great Depression by Dorothy Day at the urging of Peter Maurin. It is best known for houses of hospitality located in run-down sections of many cities, though a number of Catholic Worker centers exist in rural areas. Food, clothing, shelter and welcome is extended by unpaid volunteers to those in need according to the ability of each household. In 1995 there were 134 Catholic Worker communities, all but three in the United States.

      "Our rule is the works of mercy," said Dorothy Day. "It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence."

      The Catholic Worker is also the name of a newspaper published by the Catholic Worker community in New York City. From 1933 until her death in 1980, the editor was Dorothy Day, a journalist who was received into the Catholic Church in 1927. Writers for the paper have ranged from young volunteers to such notable figures as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan and Jacques Maritain...

      (From an article, "The Catholic Worker Movement", by Jim Forest  

      But y'all knew all that already, right? ;)

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