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Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Catholic League Drops Out of NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Decision To Include Gay Group

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion

The Catholic League has backed out of the nation’s largest and oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, criticizing event organizers for letting an LGBT g...

Has The Catholic Church Been 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage?

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "c...

Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet: 'I Have Never Been a Right-Winger'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.

Milwaukee Documents Reveal Bishop Dolan's Bankruptcy Scheme and Frustration With Rome

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Documents released today in Milwaukee show that Catholic church leaders, including then archbishop Timothy Dolan, deliberately transferred $59 million to a trust in order to protect it from the claims of people who had been sexually abused by local priests.

Cardinal Dolan: Please Don't Call It Love

Jamie L. Manson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Jamie L. Manson

While it may be true that Cardinal Dolan is seeking a more pastoral approach to gays and lesbians, I really wish that he would stop calling it love. Love does not ignore letters pleading for dialogue and reconciliation. Love does not turn away spiritually hungry people from God's Eucharistic table.

Cardinal Dolan Demeans Gay Relationships As He Says Church Should Be More Welcoming to Gays

John Becker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

With respect, sir, you say that you "love" gays and lesbians, but if trivializing our relationships as mere friendships and opposing our basic rights is how you define the word "love," you can keep it.

Loving the Sinner, Hating the Sin

John Corvino | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Baby steps. That was my reaction to the Easter weekend comments of Cardinal Dolan, the affable Archbishop of New York, about gays and the Church. I give the man credit for taking a more positive and welcoming tone. But it's also a sign of how low the bar is set.

Cardinal Dolan's Mom Is Happy He Isn't The Pope

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

While there were predictions that Cardinal Timothy Dolan might become the new pope, there is at least one person happy that New York's archbishop won'...

Timothy Dolan in St. Peter's Chair?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

It is not likely, but I think it is remotely possible that the Irish pol in a mitre from New York might have a shot to replace the having-scurried-off-the-sinking-ship, Ratzinger. It would certainly be a bold move -- and interesting to see.

The Conclave, the Cardinals, and the Child Sexual Abuse Crisis

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Deborah Jacobs

No surprise, transparency has no place in the conclave; all participants must take a pledge of secrecy. Indeed, how can we even expect transparency when many of the cardinal electors stand accused of the very behavior they claim to deplore?

Latest From Rome

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

“There is still no date set for the conclave,” stated father Federico Lombardi, director of the press room for the Holy See, even before journalis...

Strength In Weakness

Kim Daniels | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Kim Daniels

With his resignation Pope Benedict -- arguably one of the most powerful people in the world -- has chosen to give up that temporal power to align himself with the sick, the weak, the frail. In doing so he's affirming the central Christian truth that "when I am weak, then I am strong."

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.

Counting U.S. Catholics: Signs Of Growth And Decline On The Road To 100 Million

David Briggs | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

There is only one U.S. religious group that is expected to grow to 100 million adherents by the middle of the century. Yet, to hear some critics, one might think the Catholic Church is slowly sinking in the U.S. religious landscape.

Vatican Cancels Syria Trip Due To Danger

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The Vatican has cancelled a high-level papal delegation to Syria to promote an end to the conflict due to the deterio...

Sister Simone: The Pro-Life Movement's Best Witness

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

In the midst of a situation in which perpetuating the quagmire is in the best interests of both political parties, it's time for the pro-life movement to abandon its partisan approach to this issue. This is where Sister Simone Campbell emerges as a hero in this struggle.

Cardinal Dolan Misses The Point

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

When I read Cardinal Dolan's budget deficit message, I wept for St. Francis. Cardinal Dolan has domesticated this great Saint, tamed this wild man, reduced him from a radical, destabilizing force of nature into the patron saint of household pets.

A Closer Look At The Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the Health and Human Services regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. The strangest thing is that the plaintiffs have not yet been required to provide contraceptive coverage -- and may never be.

Is The Catholic Hierarchy Moving Toward The GOP?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion

(RNS) A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops' alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attenti...

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...

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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.