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Cardinal Dolan: "Believing Without Belonging" Challenges Catholicism

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 1 (Reuters) - Roman Catholicism faces a serious challenge from the rising number of people who believe in God but no longer see ...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors scored an NBA season-high of 54 points (over half of his team's total) last night in a loss to the Knicks 109-105.

Cardinal Dolan Deposed For Abuse Cases

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, was deposed Wednesday about abuse cases against Roman Catholic clergy in the Arch...

In Resigning, Pope Benedict XVI Finds His Finest Hour

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

If the Church and the world are fortunate, perhaps the winter of papal resignation will be followed by a spring of reform.

Cardinal Dolan And The Dead Lose One To The Living

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

When he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan chose the dead people, placing $55 million into cemetery trust funds and out of the reach of local abuse victims suing the Church. The victims asked a federal bankruptcy judge to reverse him, and on Friday she did.

Cardinal: Slain Newtown Teacher's Life 'Like Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

For trying to shield her student as both died in the gunfire, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy earned perhaps the highest praise...

Obama, Romney Trade Zingers At Al Smith Dinner

Reuters | Steve Holland and Andy Sullivan | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Locked in a tense race with time running out, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney took time of...

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

Found: The Perfect Catholic Convention Speaker

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

For a small fee, I will address one (or, fingers crossed, both) conventions and will do a fine job. Here is a list of my qualifications, plus why I'll get out the vote for your party, should I be invited by your wonderful party, which, by the way, I have always supported.

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.

Cardinal Suing Obama Administration Invites President To Dinner

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan is suing the Obama administration, but he's inviting President Barack Obama to dinner ...

Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling Over New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Seminary Probe

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan loves to play up his Irish roots, which is no surprise given Dolan's famous Gaelic gregariousness and his role a...

Cardinal Dolan's Blackmail For Jesus: The Empire Strikes Back

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

If Timothy Dolan is to be believed, he's ready to sacrifice the poor -- many of whom are elderly, juvenile, disabled and infirm -- in Christ's name, for the greater good of wining the war against contraception.

Cardinal Dolan Allegedly Approved Payoffs For Abusive Priests While Head Of Archdiocese Of Milwaukee

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Archdiocese of Milwaukee confirmed Wednesday that it had a policy to pay suspected pedophile priests to leave the ministry. T...

You'll Never Guess Who Cardinal Dolan Tweeted About

Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion

Timothy Cardinal Dolan has officially joined Twitter, and the notoriously humorous Vatican official wasted no time making jokes on his account. In...

Catholic Quits Over Cardinal Dolan's Stance On LGBT Youth

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.07.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation...

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.

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.

Santorum, Cardinal Dolan And The Tinfoil Hat: Who Gets Into The Public Square?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Santorum and Dolan are at least right on one point. No one should be saying that religious people can't participate in the public square. The reality is, however, the public square has a cacophony of voices.

Catholic Cardinal Calls For 'Freedom Of Religion Battle'

AP | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan called on Roman Catholic worshippers Saturday to become more involved in politics as the church stands agai...

The "Intellectual" Gurus of the Extreme Santorum/Romney Religious Right That the Media Has (mostly) Ignored

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Romney is a fake religious right "conservative." But the fact that he has to pretend to be to the right of the Pope on "social issues" tells us all we need to know about the intellectual climate inside today's Republican Party. How did the Republicans get to be this way?

Catholics and Muslims In NYC And Beyond Work Together To Help The Neediest

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Both Islam and Catholicism share a deep commitment to service, and Catholics and Muslims can benefit the wider society by working together.

Don't Judge This Christian By Her Cover

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

We as a society have become so polarized of late, the belief in a higher power has become a caricature, used to label vast groups of actually quite diverse peoples for the purpose of sweeping, often ignorant rhetoric and ideological cable network warfare.

Cardinal Feeds Hungry On Ash Wednesday

Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion

The Franciscans of Holy Name Province welcomed Cardinal Timothy Dolan to the more than 80-year-old St. Francis Breadline in New York City on Ash Wedne...