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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. Tom McGuire
    2 years ago

    Dorothy Day never wanted to be known as a Saint. She understood who she was and lived as Jesus called us all to live. However, she would not have protested letting her life be an example to those in need.

    She understood that government does not solve problems. I think she would have agreed with the view expressed by a political commentator about abortion today: "that there is really no governmental solution to this problem. Abortion will only end when women decide to end it - and nonpolitical factors are doing more to reduce the number of abortions than any political factor ever could."

    Let us pray for her sainthood and never hesitate to site her life as an example of what Jesus calls us all to be.

  2. William Horan
    2 years ago

    What can those of us who already know we are poor do for those who don't know yet? Love them."

    Yes. But let's make it concrete. Here is an example:
    A "preferential option for the poor" should be maintained in our Catholic Schools. If we find that we cannot afford to keep our schools open to the poor, the schools should be closed and the resources used for something else which can be kept open to the poor. We cannot allow our Church to become a church primarily for the middle-class and rich while throwing a bone to the poor. The priority should be given to the poor even if we have to let the middle-class and rich fend for themselves. Practically speaking, the Catholic Schools must close and the resources used for "Confraternity of Christian Doctrine" and other programs which can be kept open to the poor. Remember, the Church managed without Catholic Schools for centuries. We can get along without them today. The essential factor is to cultivate enough Faith to act in the Gospel Tradition, namely, THE POOR GET PRIORITY. The rich and middle-class are welcome too. But the poor come first. [ William Horan - Manchester, NH - ]

  3. vance
    2 years ago

    I read up on Dorothy Day and she praised Fidel Castro in her final years. If Dorothy can be a saint, then Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Obama can be a saint. According to the Obamabots, he is already a saint. It's God who decides anyway. Perhaps there is a silver lining if Dorothy is canonized because the bar would be lowered to give all of us a better chance.

  4. timothy canezarot
    2 years ago

    What a great story. I can't waith to learn more about this great woman. Good to know the bishops havn't lost heart and are continuing their work of the church. Thanks for the story.

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