Quote of the Day: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

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“When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.” — Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, speaking to David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on how the Catholic Church has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”

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  • Duane Lamers

    Dolan is absolutely correct. That is why we have the culture wars. That is why we have the rising popularity of alternative media, much to the chagrin of virtually all liberals out there.

  • Earold Gunter

    As Dylan (also in the news) wrote, “Times they are a changn’”,,,. Dolan is launching a P.R. campaign to either push back against the views of the Pope who has clearly acknowledged that the Catholic Church’s message of anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-contraception, anti this…anti that, needs to change and focus on charity, compassion , and economic justice (read socialism) for the poor, or make his best efforts to come in line with them. Dolan attempts to misdirect blame for the common understanding of just about everyone in the sane civilized world that the Catholic Church is anti-gay onto Hollywood, politicians, and talking heads, better known as what the right-wing world has labeled (I’ll spit after I type it, promise) “Liberals”. Ironically the best promoters of the “anti”, especially anti-gay, agenda has been the very flock this Church of hate has spawned throughout its reign of negativity. Angry, White, Old, Republican, Men (AWORM, add it to the lexicon please), have communicated, and continue to communicate this anti message to any who will pay attention (luckily fewer every day). If he fights the change, Dolan is soon going to become irrelevant to the Catholic Church, just like the AWORM’s are going to be irrelevant to society in general soon (20-30 years). He worships his position, and the earthly power it gives him way too much to loose this gambit.

    I would say “Thank God”, but that would be just downright disingenuous ;-).