(November 8, 1897-November 29, 1980)
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Anarchist turned Catholic social activist
Founded the Catholic Worker movement (1933)
Wrote 'Houses of Hospitality' (1939), 'The Long Loneliness' (1952), 'Loaves and Fishes' (1963) and 'On Pilgrimage: The Sixties' (1972)
Why she might be annoying
She had an abortion.
She attempted suicide.
He common-law marriage to an atheist anarchist ended when she had their daughter baptized as a Catholic.
Her continued pacifism after Pearl Harbor was so unpopular, it led to fifteen Catholic Worker houses of hospitality closing.
She wrote passionately about free love in her youth, but denounced the sexual revolution of the 60s.
She is the subject of a canonization campaign, which is ironic given that she said, 'Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily.'
Why she might not be annoying
She was arrested for protesting in front of the White House for women's suffrage (1917).
She founded dozens of Houses of Hospitality to provide shelter, food and clothing for the poor.
She founded the Committee of Catholics to Fight Anti-Semitism.
She received the Pacem im Terris (Peace on Earth) Award (1971).
She was last arrested at age 75, when she was jailed for picketing in support of the United Farm Workers.
She said, 'You only love God as much as you love the person you love the least.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 34.38% Annoying
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