Cardinal Dolan – and Sister Simone Campbell – to bless the Democratic convention

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NEW YORK (RNS) In a move that could recast the reigning political narrative about the bishops and the election, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention, a week after he gives a similar blessing to the Republicans in Tampa. By David Gibson. 

  • stanchaz

    May I humbly remind the good Cardinal Dolan,
    as he pontificates on the stage, and under the spotlights
    of the political conventions:
    there is really room for only ONE superstar in his religion.
    As the Cardinal addresses and blesses the Republicans and their billionaire buddies,
    as he smiles upon those who would destroy Social Security and voucher Medicare to death,
    as he joins with those who readily admit they they “don’t care about the very poor”……
    it would be good, it would be very good …for the dear Cardinal
    to remember -and take to heart- the words of his boss,
    who once said “What you do for the least of these you do for me”.
    Unless perhaps, just perhaps, the Cardinal is working for someone else these days?
    As our Founding Fathers realized: Politics, secular power, and Religion do not mix.
    They bring out the worst in each other.
    And ultimately…..they destroy each other.

  • MC

    Considering the repeated warnings against the sin of abortion and the democrat’s support of homosexual ‘marriage’, aren’t we at this point now? —

    ‘And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or city shake off the dust from your feet. Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.’
    ~ Matt 10:14-15