Video: Pope Francis Meets with Cardinal Dolan and USCCB Leadership

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From Rome Reports, we have some terrific firsthand footage of Pope Francis’ meeting today with Cardinal Dolan and the leadership of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops: In attendance with Cardinal Dolan: Archbishop of Louisville Joseph Kurtz, the Archbishop of Seattle Peter Sartain, and the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Michael Bransfield. My favorite aspect of [Read More...]

Colbert and Dolan: Prayer, Punditry and Popes

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If you didn’t catch it live, you’ve surely heard about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recent appearance on The Colbert Report. While I seriously doubt that Cardinal Dolan needs the famous “Colbert bump”, he did have a great chance to share about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis. Priced [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on Pope Francis and the Conclave

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Take a few moments this morning and enjoy this video of Cardinal Dolan’s press conference yesterday, unpacking the Conclave and sharing his impressions of Pope Francis. In this Reuters article, I love Cardinal Dolan’s summation: “There is a sense of relief in all of us because we now have a good new shepherd,” Dolan said. [Read More...]

@Pontifex vs @CardinalDolan Twitter Smackdown

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Because I’m just getting back from Hawaii and can’t seem to string two coherent thoughts together, here’s a little something to enjoy on this lovely President’s day I’m especially amused by the fact that both are determined to be “gamers” based upon their tweets. Who would you line up against each other in a Twitter [Read More...]

Oh Papa… On the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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It’s taken me a while to sit behind the keyboard and compose a few thoughts this morning… I kept trying, and then needing to get up and walk away. There are plenty of great accounts of this morning’s announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will be resigning at the end of this month. For [Read More...]


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