The Catholic Worker is a publication which the son of I. H. Samsonite subscribes to; it arrives at the home "without even a plain brown wrapper" (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 49).


The Catholic Worker is a newspaper published by the Catholic Worker Movement community in New York City. The newspaper was started by Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day - the latter who was a convert to Catholicism and was still alive at the time Saint Fidgeta was published. The newspaper was to make people aware of church teaching on social justice[1].

“Their philosophy was pacifist, left-wing anarchist, and Catholic all at the same time.[2]


  1. Wikipedia: Catholic Worker
  2. Correspondence with Charles Bowen.

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