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Cardinal Dolan Honored by Evangelicals for Leadership
Dallas Fort Worth Catholic ^ | 4/24/13

Posted on 04/25/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT by marshmallow

New York City, N.Y., Apr 24, 2013 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of Christians for his leadership in standing up for religious freedom.

“I resonate with Cardinal Dolan as much as any public religious leader in our country today,” Dr. Timothy George, chairman of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview which is bestowing the award, told CNA April 16.

“Cardinal Dolan has just been tremendous, he's one of the major leaders not just of the Catholic Church in the United States today, but of all Christians, and really all people of goodwill.”

George, who is also a Baptist minister and dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, noted that the prelate has “taken a very courageous and bold stand” for conscience protection and religious liberty in the face of the HHS contraception mandate.

“But that's only one of a variety of concerns,” he added. “We're concerned about the dignity of marriage, the sanctity of every human life, including those children waiting to be born, and religious freedom.”

“On these particular issues as well as concern for the poor and the marginalized, Cardinal Dolan is a hero to so many of us.”

The William Wilberforce Award was established in 1988, and honors those who “have done something significant, noteworthy and consequential to show the importance of a positive witness related to the values and character of the Christian faith in our time today,” George said.

Cardinal Dolan is the third Catholic to be given the award, following Father John Neuhaus in 1998 and Bishop Macram Gassis of El Obeid, in Sudan.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: dolan; evangelicals; priests

1 posted on 04/25/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

He comes Biden for more communion.

2 posted on 04/25/2013 7:16:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

perhaps, but his other deeds seem good enough for the evangelicals to award...

3 posted on 04/25/2013 1:08:27 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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