You seem in a great hurry to defame Byrne’s book, which you admit you have not read. Unlike the noteless William D. Miller 1982 biography “Dorothy Day” and Jim Forest’s similarly undocumented biographies of Day, Byrne’s work does provide citations in the “Endnotes” as well as in her expanded “Complete Supplementary Notes on “The Catholic Worker Movement (1933:1980): A Critical Analysis,” available at “Dorothy Day Another Way,” http://dorothydayworker.blogspot.com/2012/06/not-to-be-missed-complete-supplementary.html
As for “diverging from the Pope and the Catholic Church,” Day did so with her pacifism in World War II, her misinterpretation of the Mystical Body as including everyone “because there is no time with God,” and faulty exegesis and misquotes of Scripture and papal encyclicals.
Both Day and Maurin stated that the aim of the Catholic Worker is “to make the rich poor and the poor holy.” Funny, but in over 50 years of reading Scripture, I never been able to find that.
Carol Byrne is such a tradi-wack (thats orthodox speak for wacky tradtionalist) that she even opposes Distributism - which many Catholics cherish. In other words, shes something of a nut: