Day Tripper: Sunday Driver, yeah!

It’s taking ( the USCCCP ) SOOOOOOO long to find out!

Irregularities in Dorothy Day’s
Cause of Canonization

Dr. Carol Byrne, Great Britain

The members of the Dorothy Day fan club are outdoing themselves in euphoria because the US Bishops have taken Dorothy Day’s canonization process a step further with a recent vote in her favor at the USCCB General Assembly. (1) But upon closer inspection of the results, which Day’s supporters claim to be “unanimous,” questions arise about the integrity and the honesty of the voting method employed.

Card. O’Connor failed to seek the truth on Dorothy Day
Unlike all the other votes that took place on that day, Day’s vote was not a numbered Action Item that specified the votes required for passage, the numbers voting Yes, No or Abstain, but a simple “voice vote.” Nor was there any mention of a majority or unanimity. There was not even a proper discussion prior to the “voice-vote” in which the pros and cons of Dorothy Day’s case were brought to the voters’ attention.

We must conclude that the whole procedure was unprofessional and messy, relying on the biased opinion of certain pro-Catholic Worker Bishops and conducted without any serious investigation into the impediments to canonization of Dorothy Day’s post-conversion life. These are detailed in my book (2) and can be briefly summarized as follows: • Persistent disobedience to the Catholic Hierarchy;

• Infringement of Canon Law;

• Active support for communist organizations and Communist Party members;

• Publishing communist propaganda;

• Condoning violent revolution against the government;

• Promoting the aims of hostile foreign powers;

• Condoning sexual license, drunkenness, debauchery and violence in her communes;

• Failing to carry out her Christian duties of state as a mother.

Day picketing for socialist causes until the end of her life
Not one of these points was mentioned at the voting session. It is particularly disturbing that Cardinal O’Connor was apparently unaware of such impediments when he submitted Day’s Cause to the Vatican in February 2000. The evidence indicates, however, that he failed to search diligently for the historic truth and accepted only a selective knowledge of Day’s life and works as interpreted by her supporters.

According to Catholic Worker Jim Forest, Cardinal O’Connor collected his information for the canonization cause from a meeting of February 5, 1998, which included only about half a dozen of Dorothy Day’s most fervent supporters who all agreed that she was a real saint. (3)

So, that was that. No further investigation was sought or thought necessary. The veracity of this incident was confirmed in the Catholic Worker of June-July 2012 by two Catholic Workers, Kathleen and Pat Jordan, who were present on that occasion.

It is clear that the promotion of Dorothy Day for canonization is an artificial construct, and that the Church is being deliberately exploited to promote the radical social, economic and political ideas of Marxism espoused by Day.

This abuse of power exercised by the Bishops is yet another indication that it is not just the USCCB that is clearly dying on its feet – it is the highest authorities of the Church as well. The rot will stop only when the Church totally rejects Progressivism and begins once again to regain its own Tradition.

2.The Catholic Worker Movement (1933-80): a Critical Analysis, Authorhouse, 2010
3.Jim Forest, All Is Grace: a biography of Dorothy Day, Orbis Books, 2011, p, 311, note 3

Posted November 26, 2012

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14 comments on “Day Tripper: Sunday Driver, yeah!

  1. That a libertine communist slobette gets the nod for prospective canonization from the USCCCP – no doubt to the applause of many a cardinal and who-knows-who-else?
    ( after all, we’re talking about a pope who has publicly lauded Luther ) – pretty much puts paid to the notion that there is anything Catholic left in the “official” Catholic Church.

    It’s been a heckuva no muss, no fuss Revolution. Just hijack a council, use street organizer tactics to destroy authentic piety, do nothing to discipline apostate bishops and priest and nuns, invite any dip with a “message” or a “new ministry” to open up shop and, presto! – Bizzaro Church simply “replaces” the Catholic Church.

  2. Day tripper.

    It’s been a hard Day’s night, and she’s been pushing the workers’ cause.

    • Active support for communist organizations and Communist Party members;

    USCCCP: Good Day Sunshine!

  3. But if you check here at about the 9th minute you can clearly see Ms Day taking an anti statist stance.

  4. It’s funny that an “anti-statist” visited Cuba (from Wikipedia):

    Subscribers also decreased when Day visited Cuba and praised Castro’s “social reforms” in the 1962-1963 issues of the Catholic Worker. … In a recent book, cited below, Carol Byrne asserts that Day attempted to advance a “Christian Communism,” presented Lenin and Marx as secular saints, and never gave up her belief in class warfare.

    I’ll bet she was one of those “true believers” who thinks that Marx and Lenin had the right idea, but the implementation just went a little awry.

  5. GPM, this Day-tripper thing of yours has Beatled me nutty for a few days. On top of this, my wife found an FM station playing “Christmas” music, ya know, Jingle Bell Rock and that stuff. Of course, the have to play John Lennon’s “Christmas” song, too, with the “hare vishnu” chant in the background. I can’t get away from it, and the guys in the white coats are coming for me!

    It was a teachable moment for my 15-yr-old daughter, though. Lennon comes on, and I go ballistic, “TURN THAT OFF!!” My wife runs over and kills the radio. But then I get to explain Lennon to my daughter, and how I promised Our Lady there would be no Beatles’ satanic schmung in my house. She probably thinks I’m nuts, but grace takes awhile sometimes.

  6. In the middle of the Diocese’s commie cells
    A friendly pastor likes to celebrate Miss Day
    He finds her reputation keen
    She’s a clean Cyrene!

    Dorothy Day is in their hearts and in their minds
    There beneath the Modernista skies
    I sit, and meanwhile back

    Dorothy Day, well there’s a bishop showing photographs
    Of the Marxists in his day he’s come to know
    While parishoners come and go
    He shouts Viva, Castro!

    Dorothy Day is in their hearts and in their minds
    There beneath the Modernista skies
    I sit, and meanwhile back

  7. Entrance Antiphon for the “Beatification of Dorothy Day” ( May God forfend!!! )

    Well she was just peachy keen
    You know what I mean
    And they stuff she wrote
    Was way beyond Flaubert

    Now, I’ll never pray to another
    Since I saw her marchin’ there.

    Well she looked at me
    And I, I could see
    That before too long
    I’d join her commie pals

    An’ I’ll never pray to another
    Since I saw her marchin’ there

    Well, my mind felt fine
    As she crossed that line
    When the cops said she should stay

    But, I’ll never pray to another
    Since I saw her marchin’ there

    No, since I saw her marchin’ there

  8. (Go ahead, make my Day!)

    Picture yourself in a march on Wall Street
    With tangerine berets and marmalade flags
    Somebody calls you, you puff your joint slowly,
    A girl with the saintly eyes.

    Dorothy in the Sky with Diamonds!

    (next: She came in through the stained glass window?)

    • Excellent! We’ll pick up right where L & M left off!

      I had put together a little history of my “involvement” – from a distance – with the Beatles and the culture they created over the years and my $*&&(#WT&^* computer lost it!!!!!

      Anyway, time permitting, on deck will be Hard Day’s Night.

  9. It’s too much, GPM. I can’t go on. My wife just got an email from “daytr1per@***.com” on freecycle. I can’t escape it! I think I’ve had 18 nervous breakdowns so far. We have to switch rock groups.

    • Okay…. lemme see…..

      Herman’s Hermits? a/k/a “Herman’s New Tricks ( of Continuity )” ?

      Oim Benedict Sixteen Oi am.
      Benedict Sixteen Oi am, Oi am.
      I get rumbled by the Integralistes;
      They keep sayin’ that my team are beasts!

      But everyone MUST be Modernist!
      Musn’t have ’em dissing de Chardin.
      I’m a Rhine Group veteran and glad
      To be-e-e: Benedict Sixteen Oi am!

      Second verse – same as the first!

      ( Believe it or don’t, I actually sang lead on that number in my old Rock group, back in high school… The Tymes ( we learned later on a black R&B group had the same name, back in the 50s ).

  10. Yes, I can picture it now….

    A long procession of too-cool-too-hip-to-be-square mitres, in a rainbow shower of pastels, marching on the piazza at ol’ St. Peter’s, chanting, “Hey! Hey! Benedict, beatify our favored chick! Hey! Hey! Benedict, beatify our favored chick!”

    I’ll bet George Snuffleupagust would even cover that scene, live!

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