The Catholic Worker rule

When the Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan wanted to say mass without vestments at a Catholic Worker farm in NY state, Dorothy Day stopped him with: “On this farm we obey the laws of the church.”  He had said, about the vestment requirement, “It’s only a law, and a foolish one at that.”

This is from the Jesuit Joseph Becker’s Re-Formed Jesuits: A History of Changes in Jesuit Formation During the Decade 1965-1975, which I am reading in connection with my book in progress, The Making of a Jesuit, 1950–1968, about which more later.

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