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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...

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...

Top Catholic Bishop Pushes House On Immigration

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation b...

A "Fortnight for Freedom" From Shutdown?

Dawn Morais | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

There is a murmuring in the pews. Is it possible the bishops are launching another Fortnight for Freedom -- this time to protest the assault on the lives of ordinary people by the Tea Party-led GOP?

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...

The Man Who Would Be a Saint, John Paul II and the Era of Scandal

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Anyone considering the news that the current pope, Francis I, has approved John Paul II for sainthood, should also consider that more than anyone, John Paul II had access to information about the full scope of the abuse problem and the greatest power to address it.

10 Signs Displayed in the 2013 NYC Pride March That You Should Read and Remember

Murray Lipp | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Despite the fact that full LGBT equality has not yet been achieved, the trend towards achievement of that goal is definitely clear.

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.

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.

A Queer And Joyful Noise

James Lecesne | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
James Lecesne

On June 1 New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine will throw open its doors for Queer First, an event that we hope will be annual, to demonstrate to LGBTQ youth citywide that we've got their backs, and to connect them to the Spirit in the most ecumenical way.

Republican and Catholic Rebranding Isn't Enough

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Leaders in both institutions are fooling themselves if they think that merely presenting diverse faces and voices and using simple language to reach "normal people" will lead them to victory.

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.

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 And Simone Campbell: The DNC's Dueling Religious

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I'd sure hate to be the anti-LGBT, anti-woman tantrum-prone cardinal following the sage, rabbinic and serenely exuberant Sister Simone Campbell at the Democratic National Convention. But Timothy Dolan did just that.

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.

A Response To Father Benedict Groeschel's Apology

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Tom Rastrelli

The condemnations and apologies have been forthcoming since Father Benedict Groeschel said that some teenage victims of sexual abuse seduce their priest perpetrators. It's easy to blame statements such as these on senility and misspeak.

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.

Why Dolan Should Have Snubbed Obama And Why I'm Glad He Didn't He Didn't

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

That precedent exists for excluding pro-choice candidates from this event makes it all the more difficult for Dolan to put the kind of spin he needs on his decision to invite the president to the dinner.

Was The Fortnight For Freedom A Dud In New York City?

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Two hundred and fifty Catholics assembled on the first day to hear New York's top priest, Timothy Dolan, celebrate Mass and reflect on religious liberty. It's likely his public relations nosedive has necessitated a few alterations in the plan.

The Child Victims Act: Justice Requires More Time

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I agonized over what I felt about the Child Victims Act. Why wouldn't I, a teacher and mother of three, not leap to support legislation (against which the Roman Catholic Church in New York is currently lobbying hard) that protects the victims of child abuse? Because I did have reservations.

Cardinal Dolan Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Timothy Dolan has been curiously silent since the highly damning news that he may have paid pedophile priests in his (former) Milwaukee Archdiocese as much as $20,000 to go away broke on May 31.