Was Dorothy Day a dissenting Catholic?

New book from Ignatius Press says no, describes Day as "a faithful servant to the Church's teachings on everything from sexual morality to social justice"

A woman recognized by name by Pope Francis in 2015 who "shaped fundamental values which will endure forever in the spirit of the American people," Dorothy Day was a force in her time, advocating for the poor and living out the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church. But many people saw her — and still do today — as challenging the Catholic Church on its teachings of … [Read more...]

Is Dorothy Day suitable for canonization?

Why the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement is not an ideal candidate for sainthood, according to Crisis Magazine article

The following comes from an April 19 Crisis Magazine article by Father Brandon O'Brien: Dorothy Day was a complex person who hardly fit into anyone’s preconceived categories or notions. She was staunchly pro-life and much of her work with the Catholic Worker Movement centered on social justice. She was also a pacifist, marching against the Vietnam War. Even more than … [Read more...]

Converted by love, not ideology

Archbishop Gomez delivers keynote address at Dorothy Day Conference

The following comes from a May 20 Catholic News Agency article: Last week, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told scholars at the Dorothy Day Conference at St. Francis University that the social activist was not converted by ideology, but by love. “It was not the teachings of the Church that convinced her to leave the past behind and change her life. She was changed … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez promoting Dorothy Day’s cause

      The following comes from an August 9 story in the Los Angeles archdiocese paper, the Tidings. The following is adapted from a talk Archbishop José H. Gomez delivered at the third annual Napa Institute Conference on Aug. 1. Pope Francis has been urging the Church to renew its attention on people and the dignity of the person. In his … [Read more...]