Servant of God Dorothy Day, Pray for Us
Today was "a remarkable moment for the reputation of Day, one of the most famous figures in 20th-century Catholicism," who "lived a bohemian life in New York City in the 1920s while working as a leftwing journalist" and "endured a failed marriage, a suicide attempt, and had an abortion when suddenly, after the birth of her daughter, she converted to Catholicism" — Saint Dorothy Day? Controversial, Yes, But Bishops Push For Canonization.
"As we struggle at this opportune moment to try to show how we are losing our freedoms in the name of individual rights," profoundly noted Francis Eugene Cardinal George, O.M.I., "Dorothy Day is a good woman to have on our side."
[A five-year-old article of mine on her — Anarcho-Catholicism: Dorothy Day's Day Has Come.]