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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:00 AM


Make a radical Catholic who had an abortion a saint? Her ‘Day’ may come

Published on Nov 16, 2012 03:32PM
Peggy Fletcher Stack

Could a bohemian journalist, who had a failed marriage and an abortion, be a candidate for Catholic canonization?

Apparently so.

U.S. Catholic bishops voted this week to push sainthood for Dorothy Day, the early 20th-century convert who became a nationally recognized symbol of Catholic pacifism and care for the poor.

In 1932, Day, along with Peter Marin, launched the radical Catholic Worker movement and pushed for social justice until the day she died in 1980, according to a Religion News Service story.



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rug Nov 2012 OP
mykpart Nov 2012 #1

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:29 AM

1. St. Augustine was pretty sinful in his youth.

I think St. Thomas a Becket may also have been. If a man can overcome a checkered past and become a saint, surely a woman can. At any rate, if she is in heaven now, she is a saint, regardless of what the men in power in the Church may say. God's will still trumps that of humans.

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