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Dorothy Day's Cause
Chris Sheridan
Dr. Hilgeman speaks to members of the historical commission meeting at the offices of the Metropolitan Tribunal at the New York Catholic Center. Visible are Dr. Daniel Frascella, left, director of adult faith formation for the archdiocese, and Dr. Emanuele Spedicator, an associate of Dr. Hilgeman’s, seated next to him.

Dr. Waldery Hilgeman, the Roman postulator for the cause of canonization of Servant of God Dorothy Day, visited New York Jan. 22-26. On Jan. 24, Dr. Hilgeman met with officials working on the inquiry and reviewed materials related to the cause.

In New York, Dr. Hilgeman toured Catholic Worker sites on the Lower East Side of Manhattan including Maryhouse and St. Joseph House and visited Holy Redeemer Church, where Dorothy Day often prayed. He spoke with the steering committee of the Dorothy Day Guild and met with Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo, vicar general of the archdiocese and vice postulator for the cause.


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