The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops already have a busy agenda scheduled at their annual General Assembly in Baltimore.
So it came as a surprise that Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced late last week that he had requested the bishops advance the canonization process of Dorothy Day at this week’s conference.
Vatican norms require that bishops on at least a regional level be consulted about the advisability of canonization causes.
Day was a convert social worker whose founding of the Catholic Worker Movement transformed the life of the Church in the United States.
A few years ago, Cardinal Edward Egan of New York penned this article reflecting on the possible sainthood of Dorothy Day.