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DNC Plays Host To Unusual Conclusion

Salon | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

This time, both sides really are doing it. There was only one person who appeared onstage at both the Republican National Convention and the Democr...

Jaweed Kaleem

Top Catholic Archbishop Prays At DNC, Alludes To Abortion And Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

Offering a benediction to close the Democratic National Convention, Cardinal Timothy Dolan largely stuck to a similar script as he did when praying in...

Please Write Cardinal Dolan Now

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Even if both parties seek him to invoke God's blessings on them, we are confronting one aspect of his work: the hierarchy's stern criticism of American nuns, and its campaign to deny some women insurance coverage for contraception.

Praying Nice With The Democrats: Timothy Dolan Gets It Right

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Seeing Dolan appear at the Democratic Convention will free many Catholics who might wish to cast a vote for Obama from feeling they might somehow be helping to elect an enemy of the Church.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Side With Dems, Not GOP, On Main Issues Of 2012

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

Whatever your political beliefs, it must have come as a surprise to hear that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would be offering a benediction at the Democratic National Convention as well as at the Republican one. What gives?

Cardinal Dolan Should Keep His Distance From Tampa And Charlotte

Steven A. Krueger | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion
Steven A. Krueger

The Church can, and should be, a powerful advocate for the common good in our country. Cardinal Dolan's actions are jeopardizing that advocacy.

N.Y. Catholic Cardinal To Offer Prayer At DNC, RNC

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he's now giving the closing prayer at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. The New York Roman...

Dances With Hacks: Bishops As Politicians

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Long a bouquet of shy wallflowers compared with evangelicals, Catholic bishops are at last joining the dance at the Republican party. The Catholic hierarchs are abandoning the restraint that once made them credible as moral leaders above the partisan fray.

Catholic Bishops Differ On Religious Liberty Tactics

National Catholic Reporter | Michael Sean Winters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

By Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter Yesterday, the dam broke. In comments made to Kevin Clarke at America magazine, Bishop Stephen ...

Dear Cardinal Dolan: Is The Pope Catholic?

Carol DeChant | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Carol DeChant

Does the Pope really want to force American Catholics to choose between standing with our nuns or with a male hierarchy interrogating them for nebulous infractions, with a stated agenda of keeping their findings secret?

The Pulpit vs. The Pews: A Call To Action For All Catholics

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Catholics speak out and call upon the Church to live out its call to be a beacon of social justice and love, those in the hierarchy will begin to see another way in which Christ has risen -- he has risen from the silence and has cried out for equality.

Catholic Bishops Support Republicans

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

The bishops would of course never tell their parishioners to vote Republican, but they left little to the imagination. Priests would preach at mass about the necessity of voting only for pro-life candidates.

Religion and Politics Are Inseparable: Get Over It

Pierre Whalon | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Pierre Whalon

The separation of church and state is certainly a major advance in human history and political theory. That said, all of us, even us bishops, have a duty and a right as citizens to engage in politics, at least by casting a vote.

Cardinal Dolan Responds To My Open Letter

Carl Siciliano | Posted 06.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

Recently I published an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, calling his attention to the epidemic numbers of LGBT youth being rejected by their parents and forced into homelessness. Last week I received the following reply from Cardinal Dolan.

WATCH: Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Holy Week Is About Passing Over

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

Cardinal Timothy Dolan discusses the meaning of Good Friday, Easter, and Holy Week in the Catholic Church....

Cardinal Dolan, Stop Endangering LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

I am writing to you on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youths who have been driven from their homes by parents unwilling or unable to accept their own children because they are gay.

Jaweed Kaleem

Pope Gives America's Top Catholic A Huge Promotion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the head of the 2.6-million member Archdiocese of New York, was elevated to the prestigious College of Cardinals in an elabo...

'Vatileaks' Casts Cloud Over New Cardinal Ceremony

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- A scandal over leaked Vatican documents and reports of political infighting, financial mismanagement and administrative chaos in the H...

Jaweed Kaleem

Nation's Top Catholic Readies For Major Address To Pope Benedict XVI

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the leader of New York City's 2.6 million Roman Catholics and president of the influential U.S. Conference of Catholic Bisho...

Contraception Compromise?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No matter how the administration explains the decision, most Catholics see the proposal as forcing institutions run by the Catholic Church to violate the churches' own moral teachings. And, while well intentioned, this does not make sense and it is not smart politics.

Jaweed Kaleem

Pope To Give New York's Archbishop A Very Big Promotion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will name New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the College of Cardinals, giving one of America's most p...

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Named A Cardinal

Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

Holy upgrade! The vatican announced the appointment of 22 new cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, including the appointment of Archbishop Tim...

Mr. President: Catholic Women Use Birth Control, Too

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Providing no-cost family planning is good public health policy and an important advancement under the Affordable Care Act. But the bishops want to grant a broad refusal clause that will enable them to discriminate against millions of Americans.

Whose Religious Liberty Is It Anyway? A Question For America's Catholic Leaders

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

When will Catholics start to occupy the United States Conference Catholic Bishops and diocesan offices across the country to demand a moral voice that focuses on Christ's message of love and justice?

Church Is Not Fading, Says Head Of U.S. Catholic Bishops

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion

BALTIMORE -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says the church should not be dismissed as an outmoded bureaucracy. Archbishop ...