Skip to comments.Cardinal Dolan finds common ground with Obama on guns
Posted on 02/22/2013 3:08:52 PM PST by haffast
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York highlighted President Barack Obama's call for sensible steps on gun control, noting that it is an area of agreement for the two leaders.
I found myself nodding in agreement when the President said, ' .Overwhelming majorities of Americans Americans who believe in the Second Amendment have come together around common-sense reform, like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun,' the cardinal said.
In a Feb. 15 post on his blog, The Gospel in the Digital Age, he explained that he was very much in favor of legislation passed by New York last month that constituted the most comprehensive gun control bill in the country.
The Holy See has continuously been a strong voice in opposition to international arms trading, the worlds version of gun control, he noted.
In addition, he pointed out that the U.S. bishops have for decades supported measures to get handguns off the streets, and to ban assault weapons.
He reminded his readers that he is no expert on the particulars of gun control legislation, but he maintained that there can be no denying that, in the wake of Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, Tucson, Columbine, and almost countless other horrific and senseless deaths by guns, that something must be done.
Gun control is part of building a Culture of Life, the cardinal explained, of doing what we can to protect and defend human life.
He said easy access to guns has contributed towards a Culture of Death, where human life and dignity are cheapened by the threat of violence.
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Cardinal Dolan will be heading to Rome to elect a new pope.
Has Cardinal Dolan been alive long enough to remember what happened to a bunch of Jews in Europe almost a century ago, or does he just not care?
Yes, yes, Cardinal.
Jesus himself always tried to stay politically active and pass laws /s
BTW ALL, FR is acting wonky again here.
Dolan is an apparent mental midget who would ask the great Gov to ban stones and strips of cloth.
I say we ban the jawbone of an ass /S
- “Sell your robe and buy a sword.”
I smell a bailout/sellout: :
- “Sell your soul and give me all your money.”
Either he is a totalitarian marxist or a dumbass. This sh!teater better not be elected pope.
No surprise. The US Bishops lean heavily toward social justice.
He appears to be sadly naive in regard to the political agenda at the root of this (in the same way various bishops were gullibly in favor of Obamacare before the actual impact of the law on the Church became apparent). Amazing how many churchmen still fail to see the connection between creeping government control, socialism and the consequent loss of religious freedom.
Frankly, I wish bishops would keep a low profile in regard to topics unrelated to Church teaching. Often they do more harm than good when they opine on political matters.
He probably doesn’t want boys to be able to protect themselves
Is there a good reason this freak has not been removed from his position? Is this one of those jobs where you can’t be fired?
Just toss him out and be done with it.
I am leaning toward compassionate dumb ass.
Just proves that all the Catholic Bishops/Cardinals are crypto-Marxists.
Hey mylife! I’ve gotta post and run but had to tell you, I bought a sweet little .22 the other day, a Marlin XT-22.
The place was packed! Americans voting with their wallets?
Great to have FR back, huh?
Here’s to those who wish us well,
Those who don’t can go to ... DU/
I have found no common ground at all with Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama wants to tax the rich at a higher rate for “fairness” even if that means less tax collected. I feel no envy toward those with higher incomes than my own.
Obama wants to compel religious people to violate their religious values by forcing them to pay for abortions for employees, in violation of the First Amendment and of the most fundamental of human rights. I feel respect for the sincere religious beliefs of others so long as those believers do not actively interfere with the rights of others.
Obama wants to punish success and reward failure, transferring wealth from those who produce to those who choose not to be productive “when you spread the wealth around . . .” I believe that those who produce wealth help others by virtue of their success and generate more jobs when they spend the wealth they have created, and even if they didn’t help others, it’s still their wealth and not mine.
Obama wants a federal takeover of our medical system. I believe that freedom is always more efficient than a command economy.
Obama wants to “end” the wars in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and on terror. I want to win those wars so that they end in victory and not defeat.
I sometimes think that if I agreed with Obama on even one issue, I would automatically reconsider my position. To agree with someone who is universally wrong and usually evil would cause a great deal of concern. I don’t know if I would change my opinion if I found Obama agreeing with me - it’s never happened in more than four terrible years of watching him destroy my country.
I want that Mossberg MVP
Sure wish they would make that in .308 using FAL mags
I’m here in NYC/NJ and can tell you I never liked this ambitious, oily priest. Never! The day Cardinal O’Connor died was a sad day for me.
If he doesn’t remember, at least he could read some history.
Here is a new thread featuring a new essay and YouTube video titled “Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom.” The video has had 12,000 views in the first two days.
I helped to produce the video. It’s an effort to lift the debate from Newtown “small ball” to the big leagues of state democide, where these efforts at “reasonable and commonsense” gun control laws always lead to death by the million in the end.
Sorry,Cardinal...this is one thing I won’t be rendering unto Caesar.
It’s merely his opinion on a political issue. It is not a teaching on faith or morals and is not binding for Catholics.
His rationale is not well thought out and shows why clergy should stick to issues of faith and morals...such as saving souls and abortion.
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