Last week, I told you the story of the full-page ad against Catholicism which appeared in the pages of the New York Times on July 3. Funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ad sneered that “Dogma should not trump our civil liberties,” and chalked the Hobby Lobby decision up to the fact that the Supreme Court has too many Catholics among its members.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, didn’t like the ad, either; and he addressed the ad in his blog on the archdiocesan website. Cardinal Dolan said:
“I smiled in relief as a friend called to ask me—ironically, on the day before Independence Day, celebrating what is most noble and freedom-loving in our beloved country—if I had seen the anticipated ad in the New York Times. I had not, since I stopped reading that paper years ago, on the advice of so many New Yorkers who warned me that the Church rarely gets a fair shake in those pages. But, that day, I went to find the issue, and, there it was, on page A13, a whole-page sneer at “dogma,” and an “all male Roman Catholic majority.”
“…Here I simply want to welcome the grey, full-page ad, and thank the anonymous militiamen at FFRF for giving me yet another handout for my students when I give my next talk on “Anti-Catholic Bigotry in the United States.”
There’s much more from the cardinal, who pulls no punches in exposing the FFRF and the NY Times for their discrimination against Catholics and other people of faith. Read the rest here.