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Dolan To Pray At Democratic National Convention
CNN ^ | August 28, 2012 | Eric Marrapodi

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:55:34 PM PDT by jmaroneps37

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation to give the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, which will also feature a nun in a speaking role.

Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, also will give the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.

When he accepted that invitation, Dolan said his appearance would be prayerful, not political, a sentiment reiterated by his spokesman in announcing his appearance at the DNC.

"It was made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as it was to the Republicans, that the Cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate," cardinal spokesman Joseph Zwilling said....

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This makes it absolutely clear that while many scoffed at the new poll showing Obama has just 27% support among Catholics, the Obama campaign knows it was right on the money. Point made.
1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:55:40 PM PDT by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

the cardinal is going into the Belly of the Beast!


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:57:47 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: jmaroneps37

I am quite surprised he has chosen to support
the DNC-instigated MoslemBrotherhood crucifixions
of Christians in Egypt and elsewhere.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: jmaroneps37

27% huh? That much?


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:50 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: jmaroneps37

Are you sure it’s not illegal?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:13 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Heaven awaits us! That's the best part of it all!)
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To: jmaroneps37

Are you sure it’s not illegal?


6 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Heaven awaits us! That's the best part of it all!)
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To: jmaroneps37

I’m baffled over this. Why would he cozy up to socialists and Muslims?


7 posted on 08/28/2012 3:05:08 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“the cardinal is going into the Belly of the Beast!”

An arduous penance, to say the least.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 3:05:39 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: jmaroneps37

Didn’t the Obama campaign originally decline to have him appear?

Was Obama “Against it before he was for it”?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
I’m baffled over this. Why would he cozy up to socialists and Muslims?

Following the example of Christ, going out and preaching to the Sinners.

10 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wisconsinlady

Preaching to the sinners. Everyone needs redemption.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Dolan To Pray At Democratic National Convention

For what? If it’s not for the total destruction and elimination of the Demonic Party on Earth, why waste a single second of time around those perverts, communists, sodomites, and lunatics?


12 posted on 08/28/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: dfwgator
Following the example of Christ, going out and preaching to the Sinners.

Well, let's hope so. I will lose all respect for Cardinal Dolan if he fails to include an overt pro-life statement in his remarks to the Dems.
13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: jmaroneps37
Y'know, I'm kinda glad that he is going to pray at the DNC.

And I hope that whatever prayer he gives, his prayer will convince God to reach down to the DNC and belt them all upside the head with the Almighty 2x4 of Awareness, and they realize what fools they are, and promptly turn on Obammy, Nazi Pelosi, Dingy Harry, and every other Democrap in positions of power.

That would be just dandy.

14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (It's time to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum, and I swallowed my gum.)
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To: jmaroneps37

“...the power of Christ compels you...the power of Christ compels you...”


15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Don’t preach to the choir. Go where the sinners are.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: jmaroneps37
When he accepted that invitation, Dolan said his appearance would be prayerful, not political

I don't know how you can attend a purely political event like this and not have your appearance be interpreted as political, especially when the press is in bed with the Democrats.

His appearance will clearly be interpreted widely as representing Catholic approval of the Democrat position on gay marriage, abortion, denial of religious freedom, and all the rest of it.

Of course, he could cause a stir by speaking out against abortion and gay marriage, but that seems extremely unlikely in a closing prayer that is "not political."

Bad idea.

17 posted on 08/28/2012 3:11:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jmaroneps37

Wouldn’t he better off just excommunicating all the pro-abortion “Catholics” at the Democrat Convention?


18 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:04 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I just lost respect for Dolan by his panned appearance at the Democratic Convention. The lives of the unborn are more important then political points.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 3:18:34 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: jmaroneps37

I lose more and more respect for this political hack Dolan each time I hear his name mentioned.

And I am certain the nun will be a pro-abortion nun.

Dolan speaking in front Obama means he will not say a word about Obama’s attack on religious freedom this. This is all pathetic.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 3:19:11 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Cicero

“I don’t know how you can attend a purely political event like this and not have your appearance be interpreted as political, especially when the press is in bed with the Democrats........bad idea”

Very bad.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Keen-Minded
Sorry I mistyped the word planned. I just lost respect for Dolan by his planned appearance at the Democratic Convention. The lives of the unborn are more important then political points.
22 posted on 08/28/2012 3:21:38 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: irishjuggler

“Well, let’s hope so. I will lose all respect for Cardinal Dolan if he fails to include an overt pro-life statement in his remarks to the Dems.”

Hussein’s handlers still have pretty tight control on what the media reports, so I can’t believe they won’t want to approve every word in the prayer.

I’ll bet the Cardinal will have to provide the text beforehand.

For security or some such reason.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jmaroneps37

Both parties need all the prayers they can get.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Cicero
My local Priest is not political per se, but he is Catholic and based on his religious conservative beliefs can give you a dressing down and convince you to do the right thing without bringing dem vs republican into it.
25 posted on 08/28/2012 3:26:30 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: jmaroneps37

an exorcism perhaps?


26 posted on 08/28/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: BlatherNaut

After this....he goes straight to Heaven.ha.

He is needed there more than anywhere else today!


27 posted on 08/28/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: jmaroneps37

Headline - “Dolan To Pray At Democratic National Convention”

The biased media are so insulting - his name is Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

More here (includes the Anchoress comments)...
“Cardinal Dolan now delivering prayers at both conventions”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923785/posts


28 posted on 08/28/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by bronxville (“We’ve Got A Revolution That Has To Take Place”” - Obama 2004)
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To: Wisconsinlady
I’m baffled over this. Why would he cozy up to socialists and Muslims?

They might never have heard the Gospel message before.

29 posted on 08/28/2012 3:36:17 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: jmaroneps37

Many catholic bishops have no pride , nor consistency nor courage. I speak as a catholic free-lance .
Maybe he received orders from Rome or threats from the Obama thugs


30 posted on 08/28/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by Ulysse (O)
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To: jmaroneps37

Billy Graham met with all presidents.

It depends on what is said. He could wind up making them ashamed of themselves....if that’s possible.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: jmaroneps37

gooby pls


32 posted on 08/28/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by FurryRepublic
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To: jmaroneps37

Will they LET him say, Jesus Christ?


33 posted on 08/28/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s it ! Preaching to the sinners ?

What a nice excuse for a political and hypocritical move from the Bishop Dolan.
He could preach to those sinners everywhere else but not at the DNC . Everyone understands very well that the dhimmyrats want the catholic vote while they absolutely don’t care about catholicism


34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:48:47 PM PDT by Ulysse (O)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jmaroneps37.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan... also will give the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.
This will help a lot of fencesitters stop straddling and vote Pubbie.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 3:51:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jmaroneps37

At least we now have a better understanding of Democratic party principles.

Democrats believe that prayers should be strictly forbidden at public gatherings such as football games, commencement speeches, and so on, UNLESS the Democrats are in danger of losing the Catholic vote by a wide margin, in which case the Democratic National Convention may be temporarily turned into a prayer rally by America’s leading Cardinal.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 4:03:07 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: jmaroneps37

before or after the two hour muslims crap and when do the homosexuals meet witht he 20,000 muslims

I’m sure they would love to hear each others views LOL


37 posted on 08/28/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RichInOC

( < : )


38 posted on 08/28/2012 4:14:00 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

Daniel in The Donkey`s Den


39 posted on 08/28/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (?- where?? who knew?)
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Just give a quickie exorcism and go take a holy water shower.

For those who think it is a bad move, the Democrats cannot control what he says. Here's hoping he will have the bluntness and courage of Pope John Paul II.

40 posted on 08/28/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: jmaroneps37
I hope that he stands at the head of his flock, who demand a return to to the core teachings of Catholic Christianity, and bears true witness to the Truth of God. I hope that he, in the argot of the lefties, speaks truth to power. I pray that he follows the path trod by my Patron Saint, Thomas More, in his confrontation with the Tudor King.

The Evil we face now is no less than the Evil faced by St. Thomas, St. John Fisher, St. Edmund Campion and so many others in that time. It rivals the Evil of Old Testament days faced by Lot and his family; and most fittingly involves, at least in part, the same sin.

Your Eminence, I pray that your will be strengthened to propound the Lord's Word in this den of wolves, that our Lord give you the Grace to to bear true Witness, and that you stand fast in the line of all of the holy saints who have done God's Will before you.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

41 posted on 08/28/2012 4:45:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jmaroneps37

The question is, does he get booed by the crowd?


42 posted on 08/28/2012 4:51:18 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: ConorMacNessa
Your Eminence, I pray that your will be strengthened to propound the Lord's Word in this den of wolves, that our Lord give you the Grace to to bear true Witness, and that you stand fast in the line of all of the holy saints who have done God's Will before you.

Amen.

...well said!

43 posted on 08/28/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT by olezip
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While in Tampa, Cardinal Dolan will tour the downtown area to bless the city’s strip clubs and brothels.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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Don’t worry. He won’t.

Dolan is a camera-wh*re.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 5:38:06 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: olezip
Thanks, olezip! Not so long ago, someone in the Catholic Caucus used to post a Crozier in the form of a spine - that's what we need now, from all of our bishops. IMO, the bishops largely failed us in the pedophilia scandal. The priests in my parish have been staunch warriors for Christ - both in the pulpit and on the street. More than one of them has been spat in the face while standing for life. They are heroes in my eyes.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

46 posted on 08/28/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jmaroneps37; Diogenesis
Umm, no, you obviously missed the point of the article. Thanks for playing though. You and diogenesis can try again any time.
47 posted on 08/28/2012 6:05:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jmaroneps37

No surprise at all.

LLS


48 posted on 08/28/2012 6:15:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Ann Barnhardt is going to flip out.

Way to go Dolan, smooch up with the BABY KILLER.

50 MILLION DEAD BABIES DISAGREE WITH YOU, CARDINAL MORON.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 6:26:51 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: treetopsandroofs

“I can’t believe they won’t want to approve every word in the prayer.”

Gigantic what if, but what if Cardinal Dolan hurls his approved text to the floor and launches into an extemporaneous denunciation of abortion, abortion providers, & abortion supporters?

What are they going to do, shoot him? Mob him & beat him to a pulp, with the cameras rolling? Shut off the cameras while he’s still speaking?

Well?


50 posted on 08/28/2012 7:10:49 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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