But there is a problem. And that problem is a quote attributed to, of all people, Dorothy Day. “Don’t call me a saint,” she is often said to have said. "I don’t want to be dismissed that easily."
That quote is probably the biggest barrier to her canonization. Not that it would deter the Vatican, since the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints is used to dealing with the humility of prospective saints.
But the quote sets up a kind of spiritual roadblock for many of her admirers. Many believe she is a saint, but balk at supporting her canonization. Given that quote, would Dorothy really want to be canonized? Oddly, supporting her feels almost like a betrayal.
Link (here) to read the full post by Fr. James Martin, S.J. at America Magazine