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Archdiocese of New York seeks eyewitnesses to Dorothy Day’s life

Dorothy Day (CNS/Courtesy Milwaukee Journal) Dorothy Day (CNS/Courtesy Milwaukee Journal)

The Archdiocese of New York is looking for a few good eyewitnesses to the life of Catholic Worker co-founder and justice advocate Dorothy Day.

Its Dorothy Day Guild is soliciting the names of people who worked alongside, knew or met Day so they can be interviewed as part of the effort for her canonization.

Jeffry Korgen, coordinator of the diocesan phase of the canonization process, said names are being collected to determine who can be interviewed.

“It’s a little bit of the legal part of (the process),” Korgen explained to Catholic News Service. “They have to be under oath, interviewed under a canonically approved process with specific questions approved for the inquiry as part of the sainthood process.”

Each person whose name surfaces will be examined for how well they knew Day and how much…

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