Easy Essays

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Franciscan Herald Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Literary Collections - 216 pages
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Striking in their simplicity and brevity, Maurin's Easy Essays drive home their nuggets of wisdom and truth "like the dropping of water on the stones which are our hearts" (Dorothy Day). A co-founder of the Catholic Worker and an unyielding champion of the oppressed, Maurin was not to be satisfied merely by criticism of the social order. He felt that change can come about only when each of us accepts our personal responsibility for the state for the state of our world and struggles forward "in the joy of the cross".

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Contents

Introduction xii Foreword 3 Blowing the Dynamite 3 Out of the Temple
3
Ethics and Economics
4
The Money Lenders Dole 5 Creating Problems 5 When Civilization Decays
5
Church and State
6
SelfOrganization
7
To the Bishops of the U S A A Plea for Houses of Hospitality
8
An Open Letter to Father Lord M
12
On Marxism
14
Big Shots and Little Shots
49
For Catholic Action
50
Communist Action in Schools a Challenge to Catholics
52
Social Study Schools Needed
56
A Third Open Letter to Father Lord S
59
When Christ Is King
64
Fighting Communism
66
Essay on Communism
68

Is Inflation Inevitable?
17
A Second Open Letter to Father Lord S
21
A Rumpus on the Campus
23
Coming to Union Square
26
Scholars and Bourgeois
27
Building Churches
28
A Question and an Answer on Catholic Labor Guilds
30
Peters Reply to Michael Gunn
33
Purpose of the Catholic Workers School
36
The Case for Utopia
37
The Bishops MessageQuotations and Comments
40
Tradition or Catholic Action
45
Book 2
47
A Program for Immediate Needs
72
Five Definitions
75
Why Not Be a Beggar?
77
In the Light of History
78
Teachers Traders and Tricksters
83
The Canon Law and the Law of the Cannon
88
Bourgeois Colleges
90
Social Workers and Workers
94
Back to ChristBack to the Land
97
Institutions vs Corporations
102
A New Social Order
107
Copyright

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