Saint Dorothy Day? Controversial, Yes, But Bishops Push For Canonization

BALTIMORE (RNS) The Catholic bishops gathered here for their annual meeting couldn’t agree on a statement on the economy on Tuesday morning (Nov. 13), but with a unanimous voice vote that afternoon they easily backed a measure to push sainthood for Dorothy Day, whose life and work were dedicated to championing the poor.Indeed, it was a remarkable moment for the reputation of Day, one of the most famous figures in 20th-century Catholicism.Born in Brooklyn in 1897, Day lived a bohemian life in New York City in the 1920s while working as a leftwing journalist. She endured a failed marriage, a suicide attempt, and had an abortion when suddenly, after the birth of her daughter, she converted to Catholicism.Read More…
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Saint Dorothy Day? Controversial, Yes, But Bishops Push For Canonization


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