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A Prophetic Action: US Bishops Unanimously Advance the Cause for the Canonization of Dorothy Day Comments

Dorothy Day saw the face of Jesus in the face of the poor. She heard the word of Jesus spoken through the poor. She points us to  the deeper meaning behind the sobering scene recounting the last judgment which is recorded by the Evangelist Matthew in the 25th Chapter of his Gospel Continue Reading

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  1. vance
    2 years ago

    Judy, I share your sentiment. From what I read about Dorothy Day is that she was a political animal who got into the charity game for "Social Justice". I question if her motive for becoming Catholic wasn't the same as the Mary Knolls who were heavy into Revolution Theology which is a cover for Marxism. God works miracles on behalf of a soul in Heaven to let us know that the person is indeed in Heaven. We shall see. God bless.

  2. judy claar
    2 years ago

    Rob, Again, I am an Independent. I am agreeing with Dr. Carol Byrne's post. I do not think that is bad. If you do, please explain.

    Cherry pick Bishops? God forgive me, but I am beginning to agree with some who have posted on here about Sheparding. God gave me a brain, and I see only a few that are doing and being Real Shepard's. Why? Because they do not agree with me? No. Because I do not Hear them preach Jesus Christ often. Live Jesus Christ Example. God forgive me. The Bishops in my opinion, should be like those of the early Church if they want our Church to grow. Set Examples on Evangelizing. Be seen. Be heard. God forgive me, God Hear me,.we need help.
    I am your lost disciple Lord, Crying in the desert. Hear my prayer. Blessings...

  3. judy claar
    2 years ago

    Rob, Oh Please...Right Wing Capitalist? Prayerful Blessings...

  4. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Vance... I just want you to know... I REALLY enjoy our debates- especialy when you say things that REALLY tick me off. You and I may disagree about... danged near EVERYTHING, brother, but I have the feeling we could still talk over a drink, and you are one of the very, very few that make this site interesting and challenging. And I want you to know that part... you DO challenge my beliefs and politics. You don't change them, but you make me think and re-think. I'm sure I don't for you... but from my end, I thank you and salute you. Now we can return to the ideological slaughter...

  5. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    But when St. Dorothy is Canonized, Vance, you and I will have that much further to climb...

  6. Rob
    2 years ago

    Judy, are you suggesting that somehow in order for Dorothy Day to become a saint, she has to demonstrate that she was a right wing capitalist? Seems like we either trust our bishops or we do nothing more than cherry pick their wisdom and leadership. What gives?

    2 years ago

    As custodian of Dorothy Day's papers for the past 50 years, the Marquette University Archives seeks to preserve all significant documentation of her beliefs and actions. Inquiries and visits are welcome.

    With regard to Anna Louise Strong, I am aware of no evidence that she and Day were close friends. A small minority of Day's correspondents were Communists; thousands were not--Mother Teresa for one.

  8. vance
    2 years ago

    Karl, If the bar gets lowered, then heck, you and I just might have a chance.

  9. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Homeless shelters? Social justice? Care for the poor? Feeding the hungry? Equality? Collecting goods and distributing them according to need? That's the exact model of the early Church, as recorded in the scriptures... Sounds more like God's RAISING the bar, Vance.

  10. judy claar
    2 years ago

    Dr. Carol Byrne: All of what you say is True. This is something that the Cardinals and Catholic Church Can Not dismiss. Yes, we forgive, Christ forgave, after one sin/s..."go and sin no more". And part of her life that she lived and was an immoral life, had an abortion, and conversion, thus changing her, is indeed a Gift. She would indeed be a Saint for young moderns to look up to and repent. But, IF her Marxist, Communist, and far Socialist views remained and indeed proliferated after her conversion, as I think ? they were, (and that is the question), then for heaven's sake, How can one enter her to the level of sainthood?

    Doris Day seems to be as many us us, representing, "the two-sided coin. The question for the Church is: Was she a saint after her conversion in everything that represents Christ?

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