Three New Bishops for New York!

Archdiocese of New York

Well, I didn't see that coming!  Pope Francis has appointed three new auxiliary bishops for New York.  The three auxiliary bishops will assist Cardinal Timothy Dolan in his responsibilities serving Catholics in America's second largest archdiocese.The surprise announcement was made today in Rome and in Washington.  According to a press release from the Archdiocese of New York:Bishop-elect John Jenik, 70, currently the pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in the Bronx, Bishop-elect Jo … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Warns: You May Hear Some Things About Me….

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in his blog Gospel in the Digital Age, warned New Yorkers this week that they may soon be seeing his name cast in an unfavorable light in the media.  The Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he served as auxiliary bishop for a year in 2001-2002, has just been ordered by a court to release documents regarding clergy abuse cases.Before you get too excited about that, though, let me assure you that the Cardinal assures us he's been forthright and has done nothing wrong.On … [Read more...]

DOMA Ruling: What It Does, What It Doesn’t Do

Supreme Court

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.  But is the fight to protect the institution of marriage over?By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a key provision of the Defense Of Marriage Act.  The ruling now guarantees federal recognition, including tax protections, for lesbian and homosexual couples who have married in one of the 13 states which currently recognize same-sex marriage.  In its decision, the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA violated the equal protection clause of the Constitu … [Read more...]