Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."
Catholic Worker Movement
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.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
Although he's in prison, awaiting sentencing for a 2012 protest action in Tennessee, Michael Walli was awarded Pax Christi DC's annual peacemaker of the year award.