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  • Cardinal Dolan: Trump, Clinton traded jabs at Al Smith Dinner — but it was different in private

    10/21/2016 9:11:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Today via AOL News ^ | October 21, 2016 | EUN KYUNG KIM
    While each candidate delivered some biting comments while taking a turn behind the dais at the Al Smith Dinner, "there were some very touching moments" in private, Dolan said, describing one right after he asked both of them to pray with him. "After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, 'You are one tough and talented woman,'" Dolan said. "He said, 'This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it's been.'" Clinton then returned the compliment. "She said to him, 'Donald, whatever happens, we need to work together afterward,'" Dolan said.
  • Al Smith Dinner: Cardinal Dolan fails to speak against abortion

    10/21/2016 4:52:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | J. Marsolo
    While the tradition of the Alfred E. Smith dinner to invite the Republican and Democrat nominee to raise money for charity is admirable, it was disturbing to see Timothy Cardinal Dolan laughing and joking with Hillary Clinton less than twenty-four hours after Hillary announced she supports abortion up to the moment of birth.  Worse, when he spoke at the end, he made a vague oblique reference to the life of the unborn when he said some of the money raised would help poor women give birth. I understand that the dinner is to raise money and everyone tries to...
  • Cardinal Dolan Acknowledges Signing Letter to Pope-- Before Synod Began

    10/14/2015 8:50:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan has acknowledged that he was one of a group of cardinals who sent a confidential letter to Pope Francis expressing concerns about the Synod process. In an interview with Sirius Radio, Cardinal Dolan said that he joined the effort at the instigation of Cardinal George Pell. He observed that Pope Francis had encouraged the Synod fathers to express their opinions honestly, and the cardinals' letter was sent in that spirit. However, the American cardinal disclosed that the letter, which came to light this week when a leaked (and apparently inaccurate) copy was published by a...
  • Cardinal Dolan leads NYC St. Patrick’s Parade as first-ever gay activist group joins

    03/17/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 ( – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday as grand marshal, despite backlash from faithful Catholics unhappy with the organizers’ decision to allow an openly homosexual activist group to march in the event.“I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday morning, as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue – including a delegation from “Out @ NBC Universal,” a group of gay activists who work for NBC, the network that televises the parade.Catholic...
  • The end of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the beginning of “Irish Day”

    03/17/2015 6:59:42 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 17 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In 1762 Irish Catholic soldiers, who were serving in the British Army stationed in New York City, organized the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the City. They wanted to celebrate the life of St. Patrick and show their gratitude for his having brought the Catholic Faith to Ireland. From its very beginning, the parade was a religious celebration that included attendance at mass receiving Holy Communion and prayerful contemplation of the gift St. Patrick had given the Irish. Over the centuries since 1762 the parade has become a major event in the lives of many people. Those who are...
  • The end of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the beginning of “Irish Day”

    03/17/2015 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/17/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 1762 Irish Catholic soldiers, who were serving in the British Army stationed in New York City, organized the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the City. They wanted to celebrate the life of St. Patrick and show their gratitude for his having brought the Catholic Faith to Ireland. From its very beginning, the parade was a religious celebration that included attendance at mass receiving Holy Communion and prayerful contemplation of the gift St. Patrick had given the Irish. Over the centuries since 1762 the parade has become a major event in the lives of many people. Those who are...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • New York Cardinal Dolan downplays Vatican declaration of openness to gay parishioners

    10/16/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Thomas Tracy
    Dolan, during an appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ on Wednesday, said the Vatican report released Monday stating that ‘homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community’ is just a first draft that ‘needs some major reworking.’ The archbishop of New York tamped down the importance of a groundbreaking Vatican declaration that signaled a new openness toward same-sex couples. “All of this is almost like antipasto to help the holy father arrive at a fresh, new way to teach the timeless teaching on marriage and family,” Dolan said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, dismissing...
  • The Serpents Return to the Irish

    09/18/2014 4:56:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 18, 2014 | ANTHONY ESOLEN
    Jesus reached out to harlots. He did not reach out to their harlotry. Jesus reached out to hypocrites, often with a rhetorical fist to capture their attention. He did not reach out to their hypocrisy. He reached out to tax collectors, those half-traitors to their nation. He did not reach out to their treachery.I am imagining a parade down Main Street of Anyville.It’s the typical American parade. Some people are tootling on flutes, braying out almost-G on the trumpet, or banging the big bass drum. A group of high school girls in short skirts dance and twirl their batons....
  • Cardinal O'Malley Attending Event to Support John Allen/Margery Egan Apostate Website

    09/11/2014 12:27:41 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 9/10/14 | The Tenth Crusade
    For out of town readers unfamiliar with Boston media publications, Margery Egan is a Boston Herald journalist who has spent the last few decades publishing articles that encourage Catholic women to sleep around, take contraception and kill their own children. Over the last decade, she added encouraging sexual activity and promiscuity to same sex attracted Catholics. Anytime there was an opportunity trash Church teaching, bash Catholics striving to practice their religion with fidelity or paint every priest as a pedophile, Mags was all over it. God only knows how many souls died in their sin, empowered by articles written by...
  • Analyzing Cardinal Dolan's version of: "Who am I to judge?" [vanity]

    09/10/2014 1:17:39 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 38 replies
    Analyzing Cardinal Dolan's version of: "Who am I to judge?" (A hypothetical but useful word-substitution exercise) (Imagine Cardinal Dolan or other prominent Catholic leaders voicing these slightly modified questions)           Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in homosexual activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in bisexual activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in adulterous activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether...
  • An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    09/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Anne Hackett
    Editor’s note: In response to the news that the St. Patrick’s Parade in New York would now accept “gay” groups in the parade and that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would serve as Grand Marshall of the parade, Catholic Citizens of Illinois has sent an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, which is published below. Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy DolanSeptember 5, 2014Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022Your Eminence,We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York...
  • Response to Cardinal on Gay Rights Group in St. Patrick’s Parade [To Apostolic Nuncio Washington]

    09/09/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Deligate Bob .com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Delegate Robert G. “Bob” Marshall (R-13) Virginia
    On Saturday I sent the letter below to Archbishop Vigano with regard to the statment Cardinal Dolan of New York gave in support of a Gay Rights Group being included in the 2015 New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This parade is a Catholic event and I am disheartened to hear that Cardinal Dolan would support a position contrary to that of the church in this situation. September 6, 2014 H. E. Most Rev. Archbishop Carlo Vigano Apostolic Nuncio 3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 Your Excellency Archbishop Vigano: New York's Cardinal Dolan, appointed as Grand Marshal of the...
  • Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?

    09/05/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies ^ | September 5, 2014 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. But it didn’t take long for conservative church critics to turn. After initially signaling his grudging acceptance, William Donohue of the Catholic League came back with a revised view when he realized that more than one gay group could be allowed to march in the future.
  • NY archdiocese should sever ties with St. Patrick's Day parade

    09/05/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Sep 04, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    You don’t honor a saint by encouraging a sin. No doubt there have been homosexual persons marching down Fifth Avenue every year in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. There was never any ban on their participation; there was no test of sexual orientation for marchers. But next year the parade in New York will feature something new: a group of avowed homosexuals carrying a banner, promoting same-sex unions, supporting the gay lifestyle. Next year there will be only one story-line of interest to the reporters who cover the annual parade in the world’s media capital: the triumph of the gay...
  • Gay Groups in St. Patrick’s Parade All Right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan

    09/03/2014 7:19:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 9/3/14 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Wednesday (Sept. 3) said that gays and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan — the parade’s grand marshal next March — has welcomed the move. The decision is another sign of how quickly changing public attitudes toward gay people have pushed changes in state laws, government policies and the practices of private entities. Dolan’s positive response may also point to a shifting dynamic within the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians...
  • Cardinal Dolan and the NYC St. Patrick's Gay Parade?

    09/03/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT · by VermiciousKnid · 53 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3 September 2014 | Pat Archbold
    If reports are to be believed, a compromise is in the works that will amount to nothing less than an endorsement of the gay identity in the 2015 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade. The Irish Times reports that under pressure from NBC, not only will a group be allowed to march in the parade with a gay identity banner (something previously banned) but that none other than Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be Grand Marshal. Read more:
  • Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Not Endorsing Socialism

    05/24/2014 8:00:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 05/24/2014 | John A. Oswald
    Pope Francis is not endorsing socialism with his recent calls for the haves to do much more for the have-nots, Cardinal Timothy Dolan writes in The Wall Street Journal, but he does believe capitalism must come with "compassion and generosity." "From media reports, one might think that the only thing on the Pope's mind was government redistribution of property, as if he were denouncing capitalism and endorsing some form of socialism," Dolan writes in a Friday Op-Ed piece. "This is unfortunate, because it overlooks the principal focus of Pope Francis ' economic teaching — that economic and social activity must...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!" (to Gay Football Player Michael Sam)

    03/09/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 43 replies
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • Cardinal Dolan indicates possible legal actions; rebuffs "cave-in" Catholics

    03/03/2012 10:51:31 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | March 3, 2012 | Carl Olson
    From Cardinal Timothy Dolan's March 2nd, three-page letter to his fellow bishops:We will continue to accept invitations to meet with and to voice our concerns to anyone of any party, for this is hardly partisan, who is willing to correct the infringements on religious freedom that we are now under. But as we do so, we cannot rely on off the record promises of fixes without deadlines and without assurances of proposals that will concretely address the concerns in a manner that does not conflict with our principles and teaching. Congress might provide more hope, since thoughtful elected officials have...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate

    02/22/2012 8:31:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | February 22, 2012 | Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan & Bishop William E. Lori
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan issues strongest statement yet against the HHS mandate His Eminence Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, President, and His Excellency Most Reverend William E. Lori, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, have released a very strong statement regarding the current status of the HHS mandate, dated February 21, 2012, to the bishops of the United States. The statement warns of the severe danger posed to religious liberty by "an all-encompassing, extreme form of secularism" and notes that the narrow "exemption" in the mandate was "instituted only by executive whim" and so "can be taken away easily."...
  • Pro-abort Girl Scout CEO receives award at Mass from Cardinal Dolan

    01/05/2014 8:07:24 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 56 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | April 24, 2013 | Blog
    The current head of the Girls Scouts USA, Anna Maria Chavez, is a nominal Catholic with strong ties to numerous pro-abort politicians, and served as an apparatchik for the democrat party for many years. She has campaigned repeatedly for pro-abort politicians. And yet, in spite of the massive problems with the Girl Scouts overall, and their current CEO in particular, Cardinal Dolan saw fit to bestow an award on Ms. Chavez, the “St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal.”
  • Cardinal Dolan urges bishops to make religious freedom a priority

    11/11/2013 2:37:19 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | November 11, 2013 | Dennis Sadowski
    New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addresses the annual fall meeting of the bishops Nov. 11 in Baltimore. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) By Dennis SadowskiCatholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) -- New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice in the United States. In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the opening of...
  • Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Give Up on Stopping the Obamacare HHS Mandate

    09/19/2013 6:13:49 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    LifeNews ^ | September 18, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The nation’s Catholic bishops have issued a new document promising not to give up on overturning the controversial birth control-abortion mandate in Obamacare. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, in a new letter to bishops nationwide, said the bishops continue to study the legal and moral implications of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate in the Affordable Care Act, and to “develop avenues of response that would both preserve our strong unity and protect our consciences.” His letter followed the September 10-11 meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee, the top ranking USCCB body...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Congress Must Pass 'Once-in-a-Generation' Immigration Reform

    09/08/2013 7:15:30 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 66 replies ^ | 09-07-13 | Tony Lee
    The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Congress must seize on a "once-in-a-generation" chance to pass comprehensive immigration reform when it comes back from its August recess next week. Writing in the New York Daily News, Timothy Dolan, who is also archbishop of New York, invoked Pope Francis and Martin Luther King, Jr. in arguing that immigration reform would help families and the economy while improving the country's security.
  • Cardinal Dolan Explains: Pope's remark on gays does not change church teaching

    07/30/2013 7:03:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 07/30/2013 | Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a guest Tuesday on "CBS This Morning" to discuss the pope's impromptu news conference on a papal flight the previous day, stressed that Pope Francis "would be the first to say, 'My job isn't to change church teaching; my job is to present it as clearly as possible.' " Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was asked to comment in particular on the pope's remark: "If a person is gay, seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge? They should not be marginalized. They are our brothers."...
  • Should a Sarah Palin adviser speak for America's Catholic bishops? (Here we go!)

    04/30/2013 2:53:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Week ^ | April 30, 2013 | Peter Weber
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' conference, just hired conservative activist Kim Daniels as his spokeswoman. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has hired Kim Daniels as spokeswoman for the USCCB president, currently Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York. Daniels, the USCCB announcement explains, is "an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty matters," and she "brings to the USCCB her experience as director of Catholic Voices USA, an organization of lay Catholics that works to bring the positive message of the Church across a broad range of...
  • USCCB hires Sarah Palin advisor as Cardinal Dolan’s spokesperson

    04/29/2013 4:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 29, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The e-mail went out this morning: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomes Kim Daniels on board as spokesperson for the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Daniels brings to the USCCB her experience as director of Catholic Voices USA, an organization of lay Catholics that works to bring the positive message of the Church across a broad range of issues to the public square. She is also an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty matters. Daniels and her husband have six children and are active members of their parish in the Archdiocese of Washington. She is...
  • Cardinal Dolan: We’re not in the business of being “in touch” with popular opinion

    04/01/2013 9:00:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It's amazing how many commentators seem fixated on judging religious institutions through poll questions, but Cardinal Timothy Dolan pointed out the obvious in his Easter appearance on ABC's This Week. George Stephanopoulos challenged Dolan about a recent poll of Catholics, which showed that 60% felt that the church had fallen out of touch with the views of Catholics in the US. Dolan reminded viewers that the purpose of the faith isn't to change teachings based on polls — and that means that sometimes people will find the church "out of touch":CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO During an interview for...
  • [Cardinal] Dolan: Catholic Church needs better outreach to gays

    03/31/2013 8:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 31, 2013 | Tim Mak
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledged on Sunday that there was still much to do to make the church welcoming to gay and lesbian Catholics. "We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven't been too good at that. We try our darndest to make sure we're not an anti-anybody," he said in an interview to be aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week.". But the archbishop of New York said he wasn't sure how that outreach might work. "I don't know. We're still trying. We're trying...
  • No Deal! Bishops to Administration: You Can't Force Lay Catholics to Act Against Faith

    02/07/2013 1:48:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on Thursday signaling to the Obama Administration that the bishops will not make a separate deal to exempt Catholic institutions from an Obamacare mandate that requires health-care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs that leaves lay Catholic business owners and individual employees still subject to the mandate. “In obedience to our Judeo-Christian heritage, we have consistently taught our people to live their lives during the week to reflect the same beliefs that they proclaim on the Sabbath,” said Cardinal...
  • VIDEO: Cardinal Dolan Prays for Respect of God's Institutions, Unborn at DNC Convention

    09/08/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, delivered the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C, asking Americans to respect God's institutions, the dignity of life, and the basic liberties afforded to all. "Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure," Dolan prayed at the convention. "We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected." Related The Catholic Church has had a number of issues with President Barack Obama's administration this past year. Official Catholic teachings affirm the traditional...
  • Dolan spoils the party (Why did Democrats allow the cardinal to give a right-wing prayer? )

    09/08/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | September 7, 2012 | SARAH POSNER
    The Democrats still have a religion problem. No, not that religion problem. They just can’t seem to get past wanting the blessing of a larger-than-life religious figure — even when that figure has called their policies “un-American” and depicts their core beliefs as antithetical to our most cherished freedoms.The circumstances leading up to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s benediction last night were politically fraught, but they didn’t have to be. First, Mitt Romney announced Dolan would be giving the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention. (At the time, I wrote that the move signaled Dolan had chosen sides with the GOP....
  • Democrats Tweet F-Bombs to Cardinal Dolan After Pro-Life Prayer

    09/07/2012 4:58:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 09 .07.12 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats were not too happy that Timothy Cardinal Dolan admonished them about respecting human life and religious liberty during his closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention. On Twitter, hundreds of liberals vented their frustration with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Below are a handful of the samples of F-bombs liberals dropped on the Catholic cardinal during and after his benediction. “Grant us the courage to defend life…waiting to be born, welcomed & protected,” he said, excoriating Democrats to support religious liberty as well in light of the controversial Obama HHS mandate that Catholics and pro-life...
  • How Will Mainstream Media Cover Cardinal Dolan's Benediction at the DNC?

    09/06/2012 7:08:34 PM PDT · by bronxville · 25 replies ^ | 09-06-2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the DNC caved and invited Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan to deliver their convention's closing benediction tonight, it presented the mainstream media with a problem. Would they cover his DNC benediction any differently than they covered his RNC benediction last week in Tampa? There it was a mixed bag. Fox News covered it as the last featured event of the convention, which it was. CNN merely played the audio of the benediction in the background, while MSNBC ignored it entirely. The curiosity surrounding Cardinal Dolan's treatment at the DNC tonight was heightened by yesterday's disastrous Democratic platform "put God...
  • Cardinal Dolan now delivering prayers at both conventions

    08/28/2012 9:10:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the current president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be a busy man over the next two weeks. Dolan accepted an invitation to open the Republican National Convention with prayer, a move that had the Left calling foul and accusing Dolan of getting too friendly with Republicans: The news that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the nation's most prominent Catholic prelate, will deliver the closing blessing to the Republican National Convention in Florida next week was seen as a huge coup for Mitt Romney, the party's presumptive nominee. But the move has also prompted a...
  • Cardinal Dolan, we beg you, please avoid the appearance of scandal!

    08/25/2012 1:04:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 25, 2012 | Judie Brown
    Today's commentary teaches the true meaning of the word scandal, not merely what pop culture would have us believe. Through an insightful and enlightening discussion of the Church's teaching on the meaning of the word, Judie Brown explains why President Obama should not dine with Church leaders at an event to benefit Catholic charities. Read on to discover why this is so. Scandal, according to Moral Theology by John A. McHugh, OP, and Charles J. Callan, is derived from a Greek word signifying a snare or trap prepared for an enemy, or a stone or block laid in the road...
  • Cardinal Dolan Says Appearance at Republican National Convention Isn't Political

    08/22/2012 8:28:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 08.22.12 | Margaret Hartmann
    Cardinal Dolan Says Appearance at Republican National Convention Isn't Political  In an interview with the Roman Catholic broadcaster EWTN, Mitt Romney revealed today that Cardinal Timothy Dolan will deliver the closing prayer after he accepts the Republican nomination next week in Tampa. Though it's hard to imagine a more political event, Dolan wants to make it clear that this isn't a partisan move and doesn't mean he's endorsing Romney for president. In fact, he'd be willing to give the benediction at the Democratic National Convention as well, though that would be kind of awkward since his archdiocese is currently...
  • An open letter to Cardinal Dolan about the Obama invitation

    08/16/2012 5:33:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/15/2012 | Judie Brown
    Your Eminence, During the last week, there has been much written on diocesan websites and by other bishops concerning the controversy created by your invitation to President Obama to attend the Alfred E. Smith dinner. Much of what has been written seeks to justify that invitation. American Life League recently launched an effort to convince you to rescind that invitation. The reason for this memo is to let you know exactly why we are doing what we are doing. First, let me point out that Cardinal Egan invited Mr. Obama to this same dinner four years ago and we did...
  • Disinvite Obama (Video - re: Al Smith Dinner)

    08/10/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Youtube/Church Militant TV ^ | 8-6-12 | Michael Voris
    VIDEO - The Vortex: Disinvite Obama The Petition We the undersigned respectfully request that the invitation to Barack Obama to be a guest at this year’s annual Al Smith charity fundraising dinner be withdrawn immediately. Barack Obama has proven himself to be an aggressive adversary of the Catholic Church with regard to numerous policies put forth under his administration. These include, but are not limited to, his forceful efforts to advance the intrinsic evil of abortion on demand both domestically and internationally; his antagonistic and ruthless efforts to force the intrinsic evils of contraception and sterilization on poor nations through...

    07/26/2012 2:30:47 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 10 replies
    Milwaukee JS on line ^ | 7/26/2012 | A Johnson
    Comedy smackdown: Cardinal Dolan vs. Stephen Colbert Two of Catholicism's funniest guys -- New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert -- will spar in a comedy smackdown Sept. 14 at Fordham University.
  • Matalin: Religious liberty is the issue at stake in the HHS mandate

    05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama White House and its allies in the media continue to pretend that the controversy over the HHS mandate is all about keeping women from accessing birth control, a claim that’s absurd on its face. For instance, Obama appeared in Iowa on Thursday and tossed out this bit of demagoguery: We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control. No one is trying to take away “affordable birth control.” For that matter, no one is attempting to “get rid” of...
  • Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

    05/17/2012 1:50:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., May 17, 2012 / 02:08 am (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York debuted on Twitter last week, adapting his engaging, humorous style to the popular microblogging site and quickly becoming the third most followed cardinal.“Hey everybody. It's Timothy Cardinal Tebow. I mean Dolan,” the cardinal’s first tweet said May 8, alluding to the new New York Jets quarterback and football star Tim Tebow.The cardinal uses Twitter to talk about his daily actions, his appearances on SiriusXM Radio’s The Catholic Channel, and events like Mother’s Day.Although limited to 140 characters per tweet, he has also touched...
  • New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's stance on gay rights prompts resignation

    04/09/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 04.07.12
    A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church charity board member who says he's "had enough" of the cardinal's attitude. Joseph Amodeo told The Associated Press on Saturday that he quit the junior board of the city's Catholic Charities after Cardinal Timothy Dolan failed to respond to a "call for help" for homeless youths who are not heterosexual. "As someone who believes in the message of love enshrined in the teachings of Christ, I find it disheartening that a man of God...
  • Archbishop Listecki's (MIlwaukee, WI) will present "Living our Faith". Cardinal Dolan is a guest.

    03/25/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 5 replies · 3+ views
    April 7, 2012 "Living Our Faith with Archbishop Listecki" will be presented by Catholic Financial Life. This will be presented on WISN TV Channel 12 in MIlwaukee on April 7, 2012 (Saturday)at noon and on Sunday April 8 at 4:30 am. It will also be posted at Bob Dolan, former TV and radio personality and brother of Cardinal Dolan interviews Cardinal Dolan shortly before his elevation.
  • Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured My USCCB Staff On How to Interpret Catholic Teaching

    03/07/2012 10:14:16 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 6, 2012 | Thomas Peters
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to his brother bishops earlier this week where he revealed a shocking conversation that recently took place at a meeting between White House and USCCB staff: At a recent meeting between staff of the bishops’ conference and the White House staff, our staff members asked directly whether the broader concerns of religious freedom—that is, revisiting the straight-jacketing mandates, or broadening the maligned exemption—are all off the table. They were informed that they are. So much for “working out the wrinkles.” Instead, they advised the bishops’ conference that we should listen to the “enlightened” voices...
  • President Obama boxed in on birth control

    02/10/2012 4:48:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-10-12 | GLENN THRUSH and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    It was no secret inside the West Wing that Bill Daley, a Catholic with deep connections to the church hierarchy, vehemently opposed the administration’s proposal to require church-run hospitals and universities to give their employees free contraception. But it was the way he pushed his case that aggravated some women on President Barack Obama’s senior staff, according to current and former administration officials. In early November, without consulting them, Daley set up a four-man Oval Office meeting for himself, Obama, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Vice President Joe Biden, who both shared the view that the policy would sink...