Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:15 PM
rug (77,071 posts)
In Hero of the Catholic Left, a Conservative Cardinal Sees a Saint
By SHARON OTTERMAN
Published: November 26, 2012
Dorothy Day is a hero of the Catholic left, a fiery 20th-century social activist who protested war, supported labor strikes and lived voluntarily in poverty as she cared for the needy.
But Day has found a seemingly unlikely champion in New York’s conservative archbishop, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, who has breathed new life into an effort to declare the Brooklyn native a saint.
Cardinal Dolan has embraced her cause with striking zeal: speaking on the anniversaries of her birth and death, distributing Dorothy Day prayer cards to parishes and even buying roughly 100 copies of her biography to give out last year as Christmas gifts to civic officials including Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
This month, at Cardinal Dolan’s recommendation, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted unanimously to move forward with her canonization cause, even though, as some of the bishops noted, she had an abortion as a young woman and at one point flirted with joining the Communist Party.
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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:06 AM
mykpart (3,879 posts)
4. I support her cause.
"even though, as some of the bishops noted, she had an abortion as a young woman and at one point flirted with joining the Communist Party. "
Her conversion and overcoming her "sinful" past should be part of what qualifies her for sainthood. I have mentioned St. Augustine as precedent in another post.