Dorothy Day sainthood cause finds strong support from bishops :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2012 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).-

The U.S. bishops heartily approved the advancement of the cause for canonization of Dorothy Day, a 20th century Catholic convert, pacifist and advocate for the poor.

“I’m more convinced than ever she’s a saint for our time,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York in a Nov. 13 press conference.

He explained that before her conversion, Day led an immoral life that included a pregnancy out of wedlock and an abortion.

“Her life, of course, like Saul on the road to Damascus, was radically changed when she became introduced to Jesus Christ and his Church,” Cardinal Dolan explained.

After her conversion, Day “became an apostle – an icon – of everything wrong with what she did before and of everything right about the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of human life,” he said.

The cardinal described Day as “a living, breathing, colorful, lovable, embracing, warm woman who exemplifies what’s best in Catholic life” and shows the Church’s commitment to both the dignity of human life and social justice.

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