Amazon.com Widgets

Only posts tagged with: Al Smith Dinner | Display all

Katie van Schaijik

Cardinal Dolan disappoints

Aug. 15, 2012, at 11:06am

I don't presume to judge whether or not Cardinal Dolan ought to have suspended the tradition of inviting both presidential candidates to the Al Smith Dinner, in view of the Obama administration's political and legal violence against life and against conscience.  Perhaps keeping the tradition alive is the right thing to do, the best way of doing most good. There's a case to be made on both sides.  It's a prudential decision, the Cardinal's to render.  

My plan had been to stay silent on the controversy. But then yesterday, in response to a wide and spontaneous outcry among the faithful, the Cardinal published a defense of his decision, which I find so worryingly weak and unconvincing that a

continue reading

Stay informed

Latest comments

  • Re: Cutting ties
  • By: Disciplined_Idea
  • Re: What would Newman say about the Synod?
  • By: Freda
  • Re: What would Newman say about the Synod?
  • By: Freda
  • Re: Searching for community
  • By: Disciplined_Idea
  • Re: A "Personal" Lord and Savior?
  • By: Disciplined_Idea
  • Re: Who Cares What You Think?
  • By: Devra Torres
  • Re: Who Cares What You Think?
  • By: Marilyn Prever
  • Re: Cutting ties
  • By: Katie van Schaijik
  • Re: The problem with "consenting adults"
  • By: Disciplined_Idea
  • Re: Cutting ties
  • By: Disciplined_Idea

Latest active posts

Reading circles

Lectures