The cardinal as card

From the NY Post: His new post as a cardinal comes with a princely red hat, but Archbishop Timothy Dolan isn’t letting the promotion go to his head. When asked by a reporter yesterday whether he should be called an archbishop or a cardinal-designee, the portly priest flashed his famous sense of humor. “Just call [Read More...]

Quote of the day, from Dolan

“Yes, I am honored, humbled, and grateful, …but, let’s be frank: this is not about Timothy Dolan; this is an honor from the Holy Father to the Archdiocese of New York, and to all our cherished friends and neighbors who call this great community home. It’s as if Pope Benedict is putting the red hat [Read More...]

What's the secret of a successful parish?

New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has the answer. From his blog: “What makes this place tick?”  I quizzed the exuberant pastor as he showed me around the parish, renowned for its high rate of Sunday Mass attendance; first-rate school; excellent religious education for kids, teenagers, young adults, and adults; remarkably effective stewardship; and successful initiatives [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“I would have to say I was sad because it’s not good for the common good. I think society and culture is at its peril. “I tell the gay community I love you very much, and every single morning when I say my morning prayers, I pray for the health of all New Yorkers and [Read More...]

Not too busy, after all: Dolan and Cuomo to meet

After the kerfuffle last week, the two men found time for a meeting today, according to the New York Times: For Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, it is a lesson that not even his Catholic-school upbringing could have taught: When you are the state’s top elected official, even the most innocent scheduling conflict can assume a life [Read More...]

Busy signal: Cuomo won't meet with Dolan

The Archbishop of New York — and President of the USCCB — will be visiting Albany next month with several other bishops from around the state.  And the governor doesn’t have time to meet with him. From the New York Daily News: Apparently stung by a Vatican adviser’s slap at his lifestyle, Gov. Cuomo has declared [Read More...]

Separated at birth: Timothy Dolan and John Lasseter

Seriously.  Have you noticed the resemblance? The celebrated Archbishop of New York could be a dead ringer for the Oscar-winning genius behind “Toy Story” and “Cars.”  (The latter just won a Life Achievement award from the Motion Picture Academy.) [Read more...]

New York anti-abortion billboard removed

You probably remember this story from earlier in the week.  Now the billboard in question has officially been removed: New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has a few things to say about all this on his blog: Here in New York, a billboard was recently displayed, that simply stated “The most dangerous place for an African-American [Read More...]