New York City, N.Y., Apr 20, 2016 / 10:34 am
A new stage has begun in the process toward possible canonization for Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has opened the canonical "inquiry on the life" of Dorothy Day, the archdiocese announced April 19.
Starting this week, the archdiocese will interview some 50 eyewitnesses who had firsthand experience with Dorothy Day. Their testimonies and other evidence will be collected, examined to determine whether Day lived a life of "heroic virtue," and will eventually be presented to the Vatican's Congregation for the Saints and to Pope Francis.
In addition, Cardinal Dolan will appoint experts to review the published and unpublished writings of Dorothy Day, considering their adherence to doctrine and morals.
George B. Horton, liaison for the Dorothy Day Guild, noted that this will be an extensive project.