Many Catholic Workers support the process of adding Dorothy Day to the Church’s official roster of canonized saints—but not all do. While this opposition to the canonization process is often acknowledged, the reasons behind it are rarely detailed. In the spirit of “clarification of thought,” then, here are some of the those reasons.
A prayer for the canonization of Dorothy Day and a prayer for her intercession.
Jim Forest comments on the icon of Dorothy Day by Nicholas Tsai.
Almost immediately after her death in 1980 controversy arose about whether Dorothy Day should be canonized a Saint by the…
Article by Robert Elsberg in The Catholic Worker, May 2015, pp 1, 5
. He writes in support of the cause for Dorothy Day’s canonization, addressing “the many deep admirers and even followers of Dorothy Day who have no doubts about her holiness but are skeptical or suspicious of the process of canonization. “
Column by Cardinal John O’Conner in Catholic New York announcing the beginning of the canonization process for Dorothy Day.
Text of Cardinal O’Connor’s homily at Sunday Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral November 9, 1997. Reprinted with permission from Catholic New York, November 13, p. 13-14.
Lecture given by Robert Elsberg at the New York University Symposium honoring Dorothy Day’s centenary on November 8, 1997. Used with permission.
Presented at the Dorothy Day Centenary Conference, Marquette University, October 10, 1997. This article also appeared in a shorter form as “The Trouble With Saint Dorothy“, U.S. Catholic, November 1997.