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Cardinal Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders
Staten Island Advance ^ | updated June 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM | Maura Grunlund

Posted on 06/24/2013 4:50:01 PM PDT by haffast

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.

The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity.

"I thank God that this day has arrived," the cardinal said. "I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family."

The cardinal asked questions about the Muslim faith and emphasized throughout his visit how much the two religions and their members have in common.

"You love God, we love God and he is the same God," the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths.

Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.

"Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom -- religious freedom particularly-- your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God's creation and your care for those who are in need," the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.

He likened Muslims to earlier waves of Roman Catholic immigrants who some 150 years ago faced the same challenge of "how to become loyal, responsible, patriotic Americans without losing their faith."

As those Catholic immigrants did, Muslims have learned the value of religious schools....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; dolan; ecumenism; islam; mosque; muslimamericans; muslims; nyc
"The cardinal is following on a local level the example of Pope Francis who has begun efforts to deepen and strengthen the relationship between the Islamic and Christian communities in Italy and other parts of Europe, said Monsignor James Dorney, a co-vicar of Staten Island. His co-vicar, Monsignor Peter Finn, announced that Wednesday was the 37th anniversary of Cardinal Dolan's ordination."

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1 posted on 06/24/2013 4:50:01 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Shake hands with the Devil.....


2 posted on 06/24/2013 4:51:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: haffast

all going according to the NWO plan...


3 posted on 06/24/2013 4:51:47 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: haffast

The Cardinal needn't have bothered.Five times a day every moslem within 20 miles of Manhattan can be found right here.

4 posted on 06/24/2013 4:54:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: haffast

His “hosts” can’t wait for the day they slit this infidel’s throat.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 4:55:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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Some of Timothy's best buds are Muslim.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 5:05:58 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: haffast

Still, would have been much more impressive if he met with the Coptics.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by allendale
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To: haffast

Time to go, IMHO. Islam is a cult. Would the Cardinal say the same thing to druids or Satanic cults ?

NWO must have completed its takeover of the Roman Catholic Church.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 5:08:58 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: haffast
"You love God, we love God and he is the same God," the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths.

Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.

"Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom -- religious freedom particularly-- your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God's creation and your care for those who are in need," the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.

This reads like satire.

9 posted on 06/24/2013 5:12:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: haffast
We don't need a photo of the actual event. Any file photo will do. He's one-trick pony with that phony laugh of his.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 5:16:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
How did he rise to such a high level of responsibility with such flawed judgement skills?
11 posted on 06/24/2013 5:20:57 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: haffast

So the ‘mountain’ came to Muhammed. Too bad; and there is such a thing as being ‘too good’. . .


12 posted on 06/24/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: Farmer Dean
You don't want to know.
13 posted on 06/24/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Some of O’s best buds are Catholic.

“Before he was a devoted husband and father, or a U.S. Senator, or a presidential candidate of historic accomplishments, Barack Obama took a job working as a community organizer for a group of eight Catholic parishes in one of the nation’s largest cities. With funding from the U.S. Bishops and working for three years out of an office in a Catholic church rectory, he embarked on a campaign to empower the lives of thousands of people who were suffering through economic circumstances not unlike what has befallen our country today.”
http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/cfo/the_catholic_case_for_obama.php


14 posted on 06/24/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast

Dolan and Rove would make a cute couple.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 6:11:49 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: haffast

Did he convert?


16 posted on 06/24/2013 7:27:47 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Farmer Dean
You don't want to know.

Maybe Farmer Dean doesn't, but I want to know.

17 posted on 06/24/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

No. Really. You DON’T want to know.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 7:39:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Roccus

I’d like to know too,actually.
(I may regret this)


19 posted on 06/24/2013 7:41:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Kinda what I figured.

Another FReeper claiming to know much but divulging NOTHING.

Have a pleasant evening.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 7:57:07 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

I did. I certainly hope you did too.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 5:22:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: haffast

I liked Timothy Dolan when he first came onto center stage. He was a no BS leader. But since then and over the last several years, he drank the Kool Aid and is as much a political animal as Cardinal Law ever was.

I wish we still had Cardinal O’Conner!

For one thing, Dolan is NOT like Pope Francis. Regardless, this idiocy of thinking we have to kiss some other religion’s butt and point out our similarities, as though we exist for an absolutely IDENTICAL cause, is old and getting older and simply politics in the religious arena.

My dearest Cardinal Dolan. I share nothing in common with Islam and those who practice it except that we were created in God’s image and likeness. It is possibly the greatest heresy ever: it is a bastardization of the Jewish faith and the Arain heresy all rolled into one horrific theocracy of domination. Founded on the epileptic fits of a psychopath, ISLAM despises the very foundation of Christianity: The Cross.

I don’t need to placate these people. Don’t try to shove Sharia Law into my life, kill my innocent family and friends in the name of God, and expect me to think things are just hunky-dory.

Cardinal Dolan, please step back and look hard into the mirror.

Your Brother in Christ
Deacon Francis


22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:40:39 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

You wield the sword of truth very gently.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 6:10:30 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Carthego delenda est

Why...thank you! :)

I have never been known to mince words.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 6:16:15 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Why...thank you! :)

I have never been known to mince words.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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