Nothing the Cardinal says above is wrong exactly, but it’s classic spin from the bullshit artist who runs the New York archdiocese. The idea that Pope Benedict used the same tone toward homosexuals as Pope Francis – that there has been continuity on this – is absurd. Benedict’s move – strongly backed by Dolan – … Continue reading Dolan Spins Francis
Dish readers know the story by now. This is how the Wall Street Journal headlined the latest: Yes, that news-editorial wall has gotten more and more porous over there, hasn’t it?
You know where this man is coming from when he dismissed the organization SNAP – Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – as having “no credibility“. The records from his old diocese in Milwaukee show he authorized pay-offs to child-rapist priests to encourage them to leave the ministry. (In the Catholic hierarchy, you don’t … Continue reading The Final Busting Of Cardinal Dolan’s Lies
He was under oath today about his actions or lack of them as Archbishop of Milwaukee to do with the rape and sexual abuse of children by priests under his authority and before his time, alleged pay-offs to rapist priests to get them to resign – and in particular a shady scheme to minimize payments … Continue reading Dolan Deposed Today
National Catholic Reporter finds something remarkable in a new poll from Pew: On June 17, Obama held a slight edge over Mitt Romney among Catholics (49 percent to 47 percent), according to the Pew Research Center. Since then, Obama has surged ahead, and now leads 54 percent to 39 percent, according to a Pew poll … Continue reading Catholics Flee Romney-Ryan-Dolan
Perhaps made aware that his bigfooting of the local bishop in Tampa in order to bless the GOP was egregious even by Ratzingerian standards, the GOP Cardinal has agreed to end the DNC with a benediction as well. Good save. The Church wounds itself and its mission by descending so baldly into partisanship.
Here is how the Cardinal has responded to his previous archdiocese's spokesman's revelations that he authorized payments of $20,000 to pedophile priests to expedite their removal from the ministry: "The New York Times does not have a reputation for fair and accurate reporting when it comes to this issue. So, to respond to charges like … Continue reading Dolan: Is He A Republican Pol Or A Cardinal?
A reader writes: Let's not lose track of the context of the scandal in Milwaukee. Dolan was sent there after his predecessor, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, began to privately acknowledge that he was a homosexual, had not been celibate, and had made payments totaling nearly a half million dollars to one of his male lovers – … Continue reading Dolan Still Silent
The Cardinal still is not responding to the revelations of his authorization of pay-offs to clerical child molesters. Surely, if the accusation was, as he put it, "false, preposterous and unjust," a public and emphatic denial would be swiftly forthcoming. And yet, for some reason, it isn't. I guess Thou Shalt Not Commit False Witness … Continue reading Dolan Hunkers Down
There are all sorts of arguments to be made about how the Catholic hierarchy handles priests accused of sexual abuse of minors. My view – call me crazy – is that people who sexually abuse minors should be reported directly to the police and fired. Canon law should not require paying for the retirement of … Continue reading Cardinal Dolan, Brazen Liar?