In 2000, Cardinal John O’Connor, then-archbishop of New York, submitted Day’s cause for canonization to the Vatican. At that time she was given the title 'Servant of God.' That title indicates that her cause is under investigation, and should the Vatican announce Day lived a life of heroic virtue, she will then be called 'Venerable.'
Pope Benedict XVI opened the first working session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Oct. 9 by closely following the proceedings and issuing a call for a 'renewed evangelical dynamism' in the Church.
The Register offers more books worth reading before Nov. 6. Biographies of St. Thomas More and Sargent Shriver are offered here, as is a book — co-authored by a Catholic and an evangelical Christian — dedicated to how the United States can return to its founding principles. And Catholic women speak about what is important to them in light of government intrusions into their faith and family matters. All of the selections examine the harmony that can be found between the principles of faith, virtue and service — apropos before Election 2012. From our Oct. 7 issue.