The emphasis on questions around human reproduction that Dorothy Day largely avoided in her lifetime has become a successful distraction, overtaking her ardent and staunch condemnations of militarism and capitalism.
NCR Today: Phones rang off the Catholic Worker headquarters' walls following Pope Francis' address to the U.S. Congress, where he mentioned Dorothy Day -- the organization's co-founder.
As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Social Justice: While the Catholic Worker movement is highly critical of the country's economic culture, it largely fails to act on the connection between poverty and racism.
Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."
Saying it was for the church to decide whether Dorothy Day was a saint, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez told a conference on the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement that she left a rich legacy for people to follow.
"I don't know if she is a saint ... but I do know she makes me want to be a saint. She makes us want to be better. She makes us want to be holy," Gomez said in remarks to the conference May 14.
Day has been named a servant of God by the church and the diocesan phase of the canonization process has been underway in the New York archdiocese since 2000.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Michael Perry loves breaking bread -- both for meals and at Mass: "All food to me is an echo of the Eucharist."
Grace on the Margins: In her 26 years of life, Kayla Mueller was able to grasp a deeper understanding of God than most people do during their lifetimes.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "I have had a passion to serve the poor, and ... the priest serves both the materially and spiritually poor."
Young Voices: If our faith is to have any significance, it must leave space for people coming with viewpoints, experiences and questions across the ideological spectrum.