Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Timothy Dolan’

Catholics to lead prayers for both Democrats and Republicans

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The US Democrats and Republicans have both invited Catholics to lead the prayers at their respective parties’ conventions. Father James Martin SJ and Sister Simone Campbell (pictured), a Sister of Social Service and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan were shoulder-tapped to pray at these key political events. Yesterday, Martin and Campbell’s prayers were offered during Read more

Cardinal Dolan sends Next Pope book to cardinals

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

A newly-released book, The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission, is about desirable qualities in a future pope. Copies of George Weigel’s book have been sent to all 222 cardinals across the globe, courtesy of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In doing so, he broke with a longstanding practice that Read more

Articles critical of Cardinal Dolan unpublished

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Magazine articles critical of the flattering comments New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan made about President Donald Trump have been withdrawn from publication. Even though they have been withdrawn, one of the articles has been saved by a digital archive that allows people to see websites as they existed at various points in time. A link Read more

New York’s cardinal praises President Donald Trump

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

New York’s cardinal, Timothy Dolan,  praised President Donald Trump last week during a group telephone call with 600 Catholic leaders and key White House staff. Responding to Trump’s request for their political support, Dolan thanked him for his leadership on pro-life and religious liberty issues. Trump responded by tweeting that he would be watching Sunday Read more

Biden wishes communion denial had not become media event

Monday, November 4th, 2019

US Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says a priest’s decision to deny him communion because of his views on abortion is “private matter”. He says he wishes the priest (Robert Morey) hadn’t taken the issue to the press. Biden, who is a life-long Catholic, says Morey’s move to inform the press is “not a position Read more

Archdiocese fully compliant with safeguarding policies

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A new report says the archdiocese of New York is fully compliant with the U.S. bishops’ safeguarding policies. The U.S. bishops have a zero tolerance policy in relation to abuse. They aim to have no priests or deacons in active ministry that have had claims of abuse substantiated. The report was prepared by Judge Barbara Read more

Tributes flow for Billy Graham

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The late Billy Graham has drawn tributes from cardinals, bishops, priests and lay Catholics. Graham was a Southern Baptist evangelical preacher from the United States who was admired by many Catholics. He died last Wednesday aged 99. The Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has paid tribute to Graham. “As anyone growing up in Read more

Honesty about church flaws is best policy

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says honesty, humbly and openly sharing the “wounds” and shortcomings of the church, might bring those who are alienated back to the practice of the faith. Using the image of the church as “our supernatural family … [which] priests, are called to image,” Dolan says human weakness has been a part of Read more

Steve Bannon: Church “terrible” to Trump; Church says Bannon’s preposterous

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan  says claims by Steve Bannon that US Catholic bishops are only advocating for immigrants “for economic benefit and to fill pews” are “preposterous and rather insulting.” Bannon, who is a former adviser to president Trump, says he believes the church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration. He Read more

New York archdiocese merges dozens of parishes

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

New York archdiocese has moved to merge more than 50 of its 368 parishes with neighbouring parishes. In a column published online in Catholic New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said 14 per cent of the archdiocese’s 368 parishes would undergo a “purgatory” of sorts and be merged with neighbours. “I wish it could be different. Read more