Cdl. Dolan, fresh from freaking out Republicans by eating with sinners at the Al Smith Dinner is now freaking out Dems by praying for sinners at the Republican Convention. This latter fake dudgeon is particularly rich given the history of Vox Nova‘s extremely selective fake dudgeonry.
My take: Losing. Consciousness. So. Boringgggg…. ZZZZZZZZZZZ. This is the sort of empty culture war crap that I just can’t work up a care about. Big deal. Let him pray at both conventions if he wants (and he says he’d be happy to pray at both, so why not?) I much prefer that God be welcome(ish) at these celebrations of corrupt power than that he and the Church be regarded with the negating hostility of say, the Communist party’s deliberations.
Meanwhile, the Dems are going to do the thing that political enemies of the Catholic Church always do when they mean to found a state regime at war with the Church. They are going to do what they can to foster the creation of a Patriotic Church loyal to the regime. So they will find some dissenting Progressive to give some politicized speech/prayer/benediction thingie, making clear that the real Catholic Church is the thing all In Touch and Aware Catholics should flee in favor of the People’s Patriotic Church of Democrats and Progressives.