Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Canonization of Dorothy Day: I'm against it.



Really?  Who is that going to help or inspire?  Marxist-Socialists?

Look at how the woman dressed!  Get out!  What's with the peasant look?  Would a little blush have killed her?  C'mon!  It's NYC - the fashion capital of... well, maybe not much.

And would it have been such a sacrifice for her to crack a smile?  Ever?  She makes Catherine of Genoa look like a stand up comedienne.

I'm dismissing her.

What?


Leave her alone.

13 comments:

  1. I agree, don't understand how she qualifies as a saint.

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  2. a nut job?...her life was a story of ongoing conversion...and she lived Matthew 25

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    1. Oh Pilgrim! Have you been with me for so long and still you do not know me?

      Dottie said she didn't want to be dismissed so easily when people called her a saint - which I think she meant was equal to being a religious nut - I'm just having fun with her own statements...

      You are also correct that she lived the Gospel in an exemplary manner. I hope that before she died she understood what being a fool for Christ meant. Being dismissed is very Christ-like indeed.

      Peter Maurin - now there's a saint.

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  3. Ah...tongue in cheek doesn't translate well to tongue on keyboard.

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    1. I should know that by now. (Sometimes I almost think I say things just to provoke people.)

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    2. (Sometimes I almost think I say things just to provoke people.)

      THAT YOU DO!! I have to catch myself Terry! which is so unlike me. I've taken the bait on numerous occasions.

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  4. Dorothy Day (By Little and By Little)and the Ramones had a few things in common too, just a few... "I'm against it".

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  5. After all the emails and these comment, I really do think I'm against it too. I don't like her at all.

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  6. I like the Ramones!

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  7. My problem isn't with her, it is with her so-called followers who want to claim her to support what they stand for, even though they openly rejected her for her stands in opposition to theirs when she was alive. I am refering to her strong pro-life stand & her strong stand that the federal government was NOT the solution.

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    1. I agree - not a few in the movement were rather elitist and egalitarian. Perhaps I dislike them more than I do her.

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  8. I agree. Spare us Oh Lord from dour old saints.

    I would much rather solicit help from the cute girl saints. Which is probably why the most popular saints down through the ages have been the young girl virgin martyrs.

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