I surely pray you are correct. There are many things I do not *like* about Cardinal Dolan.
At this point, The Church needs a true conservative Pope who will be hardline—and unequivocally denounce Marxism/Socialism/homosexuality loudly-—like it did before Vatican II. Those who elevate such evil ideology or allow it to pervade culture without LOUD condemnation is putting a seal of approval on the behavior.
Marxism, which includes sexual perversions, is the most insidious ideology which uses people as a “means to an end” and is destroying the worldview of children. You can not be a Christian and a Marxist. They are exclusive. There are Marxists in the clergy who have to be weeded out. It is unacceptable.
Until Vatican II, Socialism/Communism was strongly and regularly condemned and criticized—as was Freemasonry and Secret Societies and Homosexuality. Not so much anymore and people *think* they are all OK because it gets a pass-—or worse, Catholic money goes to promote organizations which support Marxist policy or abortions or “Human” rights (homosexuality) or “social justice”(Marxism). It blurs good and evil (intentionally).
After all, Catholics put a Marxist in the White House and Marxists like Ted Kennedy in the Senate. It is because of the corruption of Catholic Theology by the Bishops in the US and Europe that refuses to educate Catholics on Sin, like prior to Vatican II. (They won’t be “popular” if they preach about contraception evil and sexual sin or evils of welfare states).
Time the Church got some you-know-what and quit caring about “what people will think”. They have to hit hard with the TRUTH! It is all about Truth and Saving Souls——that is it. We have to get a person who isn’t afraid to be unpopular and despised——because if he is “good”—he will be.
The odds are small, but Dolan’s name has been included in the first round of media possibilities for Pope, or as campion would rightly say, “impossibilities.”
I couldn’t agree with you more, savagesusie; the corruption of the US Church—and its failure to preach the truth—led to the election of a modern-day Herod as President of the USA. This infidelity has also enabled the cause of the great Communizer Dorothy Day to be treated as legitimate! You speak of the link between Marxism and sexual immorality, and the latter was a recurring problem at the CW farms, one that Day enabled.
The “Catholic Worker” has as much “right” to its name as the “National Catholic Reporter.” If only Cardinal Spellman had not retreated when Day repeatedly refused to remove “Catholic” from the paper’s name. God bless Bishop Finn for standing firm.
Cardinal Dolan would be a poor choice for Pope. While trying to do good, he has unwisely aided and abetted enemies of the Church, such as Big Brother Obama and the rabidly pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage NY City Council Speaker, declared lesbian and “Catholic” Christine Quinn. Quinn had a great a photo op as she handed out free turkeys with Dolan in November 2011. Seven months later Quinn had the photo on her desk for show-and-tell and stated: He is a leading religious, but more significantly a leading civic and public figure who has a lot of influence in this city in a lot of ways. The way he uses that influence around immigration issues, around poverty issues are ones that I often agree with, and often will ask for his help with. How he uses that influence around choice and womens issues and LGBT issues are not ones that I agree with. And he knows that. And weve had those conversations. But I dont think its useful for me to shut down communication with anybody ever (”As Citys Political Heat Rises, Quinn Treads Carefully, Confidently,” “Gay City News,” June 21, 2012, http://gaycitynews.com/as-citys-political-heat-rises-quinn-treads-carefully-confidently/).
I think the Church is rapidly getting over the excesses after Vatican II.
If Pope John Paul II didn’t fight against communism, I don’t know anyone who did. And, if Pope Benedict didn’t fight against the homosexual agenda, I don’t know who did.
I fully expect the next Pope to continue.