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

Cardinal Dolan - blog

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...]

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 Timothy Dolan, Forced to Provide Contraceptive Coverage, Sins Not

Health Insurance

Negligence.  Ignorance.  Inertia.These are some of the reasons why Catholic dioceses might offer employees’ health insurance plans which include coverage for contraception which violates Church teaching, according to Dr. Janet Smith.Dr. Smith, who holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, was Al Kresta’s guest on “Kresta in the Afternoon” May 28.  She was responding to a New York Times article which reported that Cardinal Timothy … [Read more...]