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Cardinal Dolan Has 'Pope Francis Moment' In St. Patrick's Day Decision

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) - There is no more natural spot for Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan - a proud, ebullient Irish-American - than grand marshal of th...

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Cardinal Dolan Says Pope's Remarks On Civil Unions Aren't Necessarily An Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York said Sunday that Pope Francis' recent remarks on same-sex civil unions should not ...

Pope Francis In The Big Apple?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

In their first meeting since Bill De Blasio became Mayor of New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Mayor De Blasio expressed a shared desire-- to b...

The Catholic Church Isn't Anti-Gay, but Are Its Bishops?

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has claimed that the Catholic Church is not anti-gay. Dolan's right. The Catholic Church isn't anti-gay, but evidence suggests its bishops certainly are. Catholic bishops' opposition to marriage equality is intense, if not particularly effective.

No Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic Church Wasn't 'Outmarketed' on Gay Marriage

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

But for one to deny that the Church is anti-gay in one sentence and then to maintain a stance against gay marriage in the next adds injury to insult. Let's just be very clear here -- if you are against marriage equality you are anti-gay.

Vatican Warns American Catholics About Following 'A Particular Ideology'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

BALTIMORE -- BALTIMORE (AP) — The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was...

Stephen Colbert's Best Catholic Quotes

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.10.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) This time last year, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was taking fire from his right flank for inviting President Obama to the annual Al Smith Di...

Grant Me the Pope Francis Kool-Aid but Not Yet; Is the New Pope for Real?

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Vatican doctrine still holds that same-sex and marriage and love are sinful. The pontiff has yet to fling "open the door" (to employ the terminology Ratzinger et al used) to the discussion of Women's Ordination.

Pope Francis vs American Bishops?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopti...

15 Years in the Lives of a Catholic Lesbian Couple

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

We've had a rich life as a couple and as a family. In lots of ways we are very similar to many other families across the U.S. We've also had some challenges that other families don't have to deal with. Some have been cultural and legal, but those that have had the deepest impact have been religious.

America's Funniest Catholic: Cardinal Vs. Colbert

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the most famous funny man in the American...

At the Vatican Noir: UN Seeking Disclosure of Thousands of Pedophile Cases Related to Clergy

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Alison Winfield Burns

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) will investigate widespread sexual assault against children by Catholic clergy. "We ...

Catholic Church Unfriendly to LGBT People? No, Living a Split Reality

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

While Catholics in general are supportive of LGBT people, the church is still perceived as unwelcoming. This seems to indicate that the church is so identified with the positions assumed by its leadership that the reality among "rank-and-file" Catholics is rendered meaningless.

A Response to Cardinal Timothy Dolan: The Truth About Love

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

When I read Cardinal Dolan's bulletin, I feel sick to my stomach. I feel uneasy and disappointed, especially in light of the recent anti-gay violence in New York City. What I want to feel is hope, because I believe that people know what the truth about love is.

Cardinal Dolan Must Condemn Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

The Archdiocese of New York and Cardinal Timothy Dolan must issue clear condemnations of the violence that has taken place on New York's streets directed at the gay community.

The Day Cardinal Dolan Hugged A Gay Man: Me

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As the Cardinal entered his office, I rose and we embraced each other in what could best be described as a bear hug! The Cardinal then turned to me and said, "You are most welcome here." Do you know what is radical about that statement?

Cardinal Dolan Denies Catholics Entry At Cathedral Because Of Dirty Hands

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

The other day, I posted on my Facebook page that in the wake of the Cardinal's recent false welcome, I stand at a crossroad in my faith journey; however, I realize now that it is not I who stands at this crossroad, but rather the Cardinal himself.

Cardinal Dolan, It's Not About Being Fat Or Bald

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Having determined that "in the public square ... the days of fat, balding Irish bishops are over," Cardinal Timothy Dolan has chosen, as his stand-in, a woman who seems the very model of a modern media messenger from the political right. If Dolan had more confidence in his message, he wouldn't need her.

Cardinal Dolan Gives Us The Ol' Razzle-Dazzle

John Carroll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Though the cardinal would like the LGBT community to accept his religious rhetoric, all razzle-dazzled up with words like "love" and "acceptance," it is basically just the same old hate-filled speech we've heard before, just said with a big smile and jazz hands.

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'...

Next Pope? Cardinal Dolan Seen As 'Happy Warrior' For Church

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Challenging a White House mandate for birth control coverage in health insurance, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan sounded like a general r...

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 ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

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.