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Preaching with Their LivesDominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850$
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Margaret M. McGuinness and Jeffrey M. Burns

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823289646

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823289646.001.0001

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Walking in Solidarity

Walking in Solidarity

Dominican Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in the Modern United States

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(p.99) Walking in Solidarity
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Preaching with Their Lives
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Heath W. Carter

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289646.003.0005

This chapter situates religious women such as Dominican Sister Vincent Ferrer as vital players in the history of capitalism in the modern United States. Throughout the New Deal era Ferrer traveled the country to give major addresses about the church’s teaching on economic questions, even as she helped to raise awareness of the same at the Catholic grassroots. Her story speaks to the ways that Dominican women have brought the encyclical tradition to life on the ground, a trend that continues through to the present day, as the chapter explores in two closing contemporary vignettes.

Keywords:   Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems, labor, National Catholic Welfare Conference, New Deal, Quadragesimo Anno, Rerum Novarum

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