Cardinal Dolan Comments on Confident Continuity in Rome in the Midst of Reform and Renewal

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On his Sirius Catholic Channel radio show earlier today from Rome, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan said about that working document that was released from the Vatican earlier this week: There has been significant criticism of the initial relatio. Deep appreciation for the work that went into it, taking a quiet sum of it that [Read More...]

No Earthquake in Rome, Cardinal Dolan Emphasizes Continuing Conversation, Not Doctrinal Shifts

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Commenting on some of the headlines covering the synod on the family and the working summary document that was released and discussed today, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan emphasized that doctrine isn’t being changed in Rome right now. On his weekly radio show, Dolan was joined Fr. Jonathan Morris from the Archdiocese of New York [Read More...]

Are We Salt and Light?

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Randy Hain at The Integrated Catholic Life asks the question of Christian communications (and our lives): “Do we make Christ and His Church attractive and inviting to others through our words, actions and the way we carry ourselves?” He writes: We may be eloquent speakers, gifted writers or effective debaters. But, when it comes to [Read More...]

Got Pope Francis’s Back Here?

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Here’s a timely quote I just came across while moving piles on my desk, from John Allen’s 2012 book-length interview with Cardinal Dolan; in A People of Hope, Dolan said: “Catholicism will always have its progressive wing and its more traditional wing, and as long as we stay together on the core principles of the [Read More...]

What’s Religious Freedom to the White House?

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The above is a good and honest question, if you’ve been watching the Obama administration. Look away, they said, during the campaign. What they’ve communicated might be best summed up and translated for transparency: We’re all about “women” and their “reproductive health” rights and “health care” and, oh, by the way, if we and our [Read More...]

A Prayer for ‘Righteous Living’ at the Republican Convention

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Last night in Tampa, Timothy Cardinal Dolan lead the Tampa Bay Times Forum in prayer: With firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, let us pray: Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom, and on all of those who proudly call America [Read More...]

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Cardinal Dolan writes with love and gratitude for women religious: Contrary to what you may have heard, Rome loves the Sisters! When you love someone, you show concern. And, recently, the Vatican expressed some concerns about the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a group that represents a lot of Sisters. That expression of concern [Read More...]

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Cardinal Dolan: “As grateful as I am for being a Cardinal, I really want to be a saint,”Cardinal Dolan said to the media after the Feb. 18 ceremony. “I mean that, and I’ve got a long way to go but it is all about holiness, it is all about friendship with Jesus and it is [Read More...]


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