Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saint Dorothy Day's Message got lost somewhere

How about these bishops? Sanctify the messenger and kill the message in a parliamentary tangle!
NATIONAL BRIEFING | RELIGION

Bishops Support Dorothy Day for Sainthood

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, in Baltimore at their semiannual meeting, voted unanimously Tuesday to support the cause of sainthood for Dorothy Day, a Catholic convert and an advocate for the poor who helped to found the Catholic Worker movement and to advance the church’s teaching on social justice. Meanwhile, a statement of hope for Americans in a difficult economy, written by a bishops’ committee, was defeated after failing to win a two-thirds vote. Some bishops said the document did not sufficiently emphasize Catholic teaching on social justice, the structural causes of economic inequality and the rights of workers to unionize.

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