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22 April 2016

Dorothy Day: on the way of beatification

Great character of the Social Christianism in the United States during the 20th century, Dorothy Day (1897-1980) may be canonized in a near future. Actually,

The cause for Dorothy Day’s possible eventual beatification and canonization moved into a new phase on April 19 as Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, opened the canonical inquiry on the life of the Catholic Worker movement founder, gathering evidence to determine if Dorothy Day lived a life of “heroic virtue” in the eyes of the church.

Deeply committed against social injustices, Dorothy Day founded in 1933 the Catholic Workers Movement advocating nonviolence and hospitality towards people excluded from society. She also founded one of the biggest Catholic newspapers in the United States as well as several houses of hospitality and farming communes that has been replicated throughout the United States and other countries. In 1972, she was awarded the Pacem in Terris.

Click here to read the entire America magazine article about Dorothy Day beatification.