Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

November 26, 2012

The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who was famously quoted as saying, “Don’t call me a saint.

I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.”

Day’s cause is being promoted by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

It was launched by one of Dolan’s predecessors, Cardinal John O’Connor.

Dolan called Day’s journey “Augustinian,” saying that “she was the first to admit it: sexual immorality, there was a religious search, there was a pregnancy out of wedlock, and an abortion.

Like Saul on the way to Damascus, she was radically changed” and has become “a saint for our time.”