Dorothy Day, Catholic Saint? Gurus in Sikhism, and More

n her youth, Dorothy Day led a wild life by any standard. She lived with a man who was not her husband, had an abortion, and gave birth to a child out of wedlock. She’s best known for founding the Catholic Worker movement. Now, the nation’s Catholic bishops have decided that Day should be considered for sainthood – an interesting choice for a woman famously quoted as saying, “Don’t call me a saint…I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.”

Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service

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Celebrating the Birthday of Guru Nanak November 21, 2012
Sikhs honor their founder on November 28th. He’s the first of ten Sikh gurus, the last being the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education

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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
Yes, you really can boil it down to three. Celebrated author Anne Lamott talks about the universal human need to ask for guidance, express gratitude, and revel in awe.Anne Lamott, author of Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers 


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Audio Postcard: Muscogee Stomp Dance November 21, 2012
November is Native American Heritage Month. This year, Tali Singer visited the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC to watch a sacred ceremony known as the stomp dance. It’s a holy ritual done in the summertime with the coming of the green corn crop. She sent us this audio postcard, featuring the Muscogee peopleof the southeastern United States.Produced by Tali Singer

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