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