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.
Summary: Says they are “broke again and are beggars.” Lists their expenses and improvements that were needed in city and farm on Staten Island. Recalls Saints Paul, Joseph (“the householder”), Francis, and Therese. (DDLW #772). The Catholic Worker, October 1960, 2.
Summary: Appeals for money, telling how they often pay poor people’s rent. Mentions the saints of the week and reminds us we are called to be saints– “to be a lover, ready to leave all, to give all.” We progress on this path by beginning over again each day. (DDLW #738: The Catholic Worker, April 1958, page 2.)