Cardinal Dolan Speaks Out Re. the NY Times’ Inflammatory Anti-Catholic Ad

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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 … [Read more...]

Shirley Dolan's Son Does Good

Just think of it:  How proud is the mother whose son chooses religious life!  To have a priest in the family—well, that’s just the bee's knees.Imagine how it is, then, for 83-year-old Shirley Dolan.  Her son Timmy, oldest of five children born to Shirley and Bob Dolan of Ballwin, Missouri, has just been elevated to Cardinal!  Although Mrs. Dolan does admit that she wasn’t surprised—she’s known since he was five years old that this would happen.About two dozen of the Dolan extended clan travel … [Read more...]

Newly Designed Ring for Cardinal-designate Dolan

As you most surely know by now, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is one of 22 incoming “Princes of the Church” who will be elevated to the dignity of Cardinal in a Consistory to be held on February 18, 2012.It is traditional for the Consistory to be held on February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Peter.  However, this year that feast happens to fall on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent; and the schedule had to be adjusted.At the Consistory, the new Cardinals will receive … [Read more...]