Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, said her grandmother “loved the Staten Island Ferry, so what an honor to have one named after her.”
Documents supporting the cause for sainthood for social activist and devout Catholic Dorothy Day are now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the Vatican.
Already a servant of God, Dorothy Day has long been revered by Catholics for her social activism. Now, with the announcement that a new Staten Island ferry will bear her name, thousands of ferry patrons will also recognize her name on a daily basis.
Dorothy Day’s need to connect with others and keep neglected people front and center would fit perfectly in the COVID-19 era.
The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes.
John Loughery and Blythe Randolph’s new biography Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century is a fantastic primer on this seminal Catholic fi gure of the twentieth century.
Pope Francis, addressing the U.S. Congress in 2015, spoke of four exceptional Americans to be emulated during our challenging times.
Dorothy Day was once considered by the FBI as a “dangerous American,” but the Catholic Church may one day soon declare her to be a saint.
Dorothy Day, whose life was a series of seeming contradictions, might be bemused at this one: The DVD version of a documentary about her life has, more than a month before the film reaches the PBS airwaves, made it to the top spot on the Amazon documentary sales chart.
Dear Editor: Articles re: the progress of efforts made to canonize Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, have appeared in various periodicals.