Skip to comments.Dolan Has Taught Us A Few Important Things
Posted on 05/30/2013 5:16:41 AM PDT by NYer
Rockford, Il (ProLifeCorner.com) 5-28-2013 by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative - Cardinal Dolan Has Taught Us A Few Important Things In The Last Few Weeks. In the last few weeks Cardinal Dolan, through his spokesman Joseph Zwilling, has been doing a lot of teaching by word and deed.
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, has let the Church know pro-abortion New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is a Catholic in good standing. The world has also found out the Archdiocese of New York is paying for abortions and contraception for thousands of its employees. The Cardinals spokesman has rather heartlessly described the abortions and contraception the Archdiocese provides as “services” and excused the Archdiocese paying the bills for these “services” because they write the checks “under protest.” We have many lessons we can learn from these situations. A few of these lessons are listed below:
Cardinal Dolan has taught us you can be a Catholic (Gov. Cuomo) who promotes the unlimited and legal killing of babies by abortion, a Catholic who uses their political power to promote homosexual marriage and youre still a Catholic in good standing.
Cardinal Dolan has taught us it’s OK to pay for abortions and contraception if you have an excuse.
Cardinal Dolan has set a standard for every Catholic in America to participate in things like the HHS mandate as long as you say you object to doing it.
Cardinal Dolan has taught us that if employees of a Catholic institution demand that the Catholic Church pay to murder their babies – the Church can comply.
Cardinal Dolan has taught every enemy of the Church that Catholics will go along quietly and participate in contraception and abortion programs as long as we say we object to it.
Cardinal Dolan has made null and void Cardinal George’s statement concerning secular forces attacking the Church and our need to be brave,
“I expected to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor willdie a martyr in the public square.” No need now to stand-up for any principles. If Cardinal Dolan, the head of the Bishops Council can pay for abortions and tell us all we have to do is say we object to it, no Catholic need to take a risky stand to defend Christ or life. Cardinal Dolan has taught us we can go along with the culture of death as long as we object to doing it.
Cardinal Dolan has taught the Supreme Court whose members may have seen these situations in the news and will be hearing the HHS mandate cases that it is really no big deal for the head of the USCCB to allow his Archdiocese to pay for abortions and contraception as long as he can publicly say he objects to it.
Cardinal Dolan has taught politicians, voters, the abortion industry, and the media that the Catholic Church will pay for abortions and contraception as long as we can say we object to it.
Cardinal Dolan has taught us that the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is far from over. While the tragedy of sexual abuse is being dealt with head on we now have been taught by Cardinal Dolan that a Catholic in good standing can support and make possible the murder of babies in the womb and an Archdiocese can even pay for these abortions. The murder of babies in the womb is the ultimate child abuse.
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan has taught us a lot in the last few weeks.
Please pray for Cardinal Dolan, ping.
Prayers for him and prayers he reads this.
Yes. It’s a disgrace. God help him.
His eminence, a senior officer in the corporation, made an economic decision to enhance the bottom line of the oldest most profitable mutlinational corporation in the world. It not about the liturgy; it’s about the $$ for the RC church
Feel free to add to the List.
Dolan heads the US bishops because he equivocates about everything. He’s just what they wanted. Most of the bishops care about nothing but “immigration reform” meaning increased membership and collections. He’s a gas bag, a phony and a liar. The BS that “nobody’s perfect”; “pray for him” and “what about Peter?” is denial. Dolan is a heretic. The American “Catholic” church is schismatic.
I am greived to read this, and I pray that it is not true.
I watched The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart last night. In it, the primary accuser of Captain Quieg lost his nerve when crunch time came. That is how I see Dolan: a man without a pair. He may be a good man, but a man without courage is a man not to be trusted. Contrast that man with all the martyrs of the Church who refused submission to the Empire and emperor.
The Catholic Church is the largest charitable organization on the planet, bringing relief and comfort to those in need. Catholic Charities, Food for the Poor, Catholic Relief Services, St. Jude's, and America's Second Harvest alone total $5,570,000,000, which is greater than #1 on the list for America. With God‟s grace, we started hospitals to care for the sick and orphanages to serve the poor. We educate more children than any other scholarly or religious institution. We founded the college (university) system. We defend the dignity of all human life, and uphold marriage and family. Can your church make that claim?
We are living in the era of the greatest heresy since Arianism. Pope Pius X defined it as “Modernism” in his 1907 encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis.” He said that it is the “synthesis of all heresies,” because it denies that God has revealed His will through Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church - and that it CAN be known. The famous statement, “Well, I don’t believe in abortion, but I would never impose my beliefs on anyone else” is a prime example of this heresy. It seems that Cardinal Dolan is also a prime example of someone who has fallen into this heresy, since by his actions he refuses to call sin what it is. The Ten Commandments are not the Ten Suggestions!
Arianism was eventually overcome by the Church and I know Modernism will be, too. But it took about 100 years to get rid of Arianism, so I would guess it will take the Church a long time to get rid of Modernism - especially since so many people haven’t even heard of it, much less know what it is.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Cardinal Dolan is a disgrace, with one unlawful, unrighteous, un-Christian and unmanly act after another. He needs to be confronted and condemned to his face.
and have enough $$ to spare to hire 500$/hr attorneys on a regular basis to smear the reputations of victims of alcoholic pedophile priests.
As the nations leading Roman Catholic bishop, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York has been spearheading the fight against a provision of the new health care law that requires employers, including some that are religiously affiliated, to cover birth control in employee health plans.
But even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay for contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty, the archdiocese he heads has quietly been paying for such coverage, albeit reluctantly and indirectly, for thousands of its unionized employees for over a decade.
The Archdiocese of New York has previously acknowledged that some local Catholic institutions offer health insurance plans that include contraceptive drugs to comply with state law; now, it is also acknowledging that the archdioceses own money is used to pay for a union health plan that covers contraception and even abortion for workers at its affiliated nursing homes and clinics.
We provide the services under protest, said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.
It’s an old and well used list on FR and you’ve added in fine if not entirely original, form.
His “Eminence” may still be hoping the Romans won’t come and take away his very comfortable place and nation. Too bad about the aborted.
Ted Kennedy taught Catholics all of those things before Dolan did, and no one listened. That's why the lesson is being repeated.
I think elder bro. Jack beat Teddy to it.
Jack may have been a lib (and a cafeteria Catholic), but back then liberals weren't advocating homosexuality, abortion, and a world totalitarian state to "protect the planet." Even Bobby Kennedy died almost five years before Roe v. Wade and a year before "Stonewall."
“Lord, did we not....perform many powerful works in your name?”
The worst of it, is that Dolan is a Kennedy-Coumo Catholic.
The fact that he’s supposed to be “spearheading the drive” to restore doctrinal soundness and religious liberty means that we’ve got a general from the other side.
“Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.”
Kennedy made it clear his religion was one thing, his political office quite another. It was the type of covering argument used by the Jesuit priest and Mass. Rep. Robert Drinan as he lent every support he could to more liberal abortion laws.
The doctrine of separation of political action and religious belief has become so firmly established that how lately it was born is forgotten.
Paul had a solution for that IF aanyone were willing to follow his order.
I seem to recall the Catechism saying those who condone sin becomes sharers in it.
Journalist Tom Bethell has brought a lot of this corrupt relationship to the public eye. Hesburgh is probably THE lead heresiarch in the USA, and has enabled, sponsored, promoted (in some cases, literally tutored) the guilty-as-hell Catholic Democrat leadership for at least 50 years.
As Jesus said to the religious leaders of his day, ‘The kingdom will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing it's fruits’.
That's an excellent question, actually. From the git-go, you'd have to say Notre Dame and the CSC's. I'd like to see the history of that, and I wonder whether the contempoary journalist/historians (like Tom Bethell, Russell Shaw and Phil Lawler) have looked into that aspect. It has its own multi-generational nature, like a perverse line of succession.
That is, a "line of succession" of defectors-in-place, who refuse to listen to the Church (see tagline.)
He burned incense at the altar of Caesar but did so "under protest" so no wrong done.
IMO it gets far, far worse. I can't name a single US bishop (I'm looking at you, Chaput and Gomez) that has charted a different course on the hottest political/religious issues in our day (immigration, health care, communion for pro-abort pols) that runs counter to what Dolan has already done. I do not think there are any "conservative" Catholic bishops in the USA, as Free Republic would define "conservative".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but please give specific examples if you do.
AMEN!!! Wish I had said all that you did. But for those who may have any doubt about the worthlessness of Dolan, go back and re-read his Benediction to the Republican National Convention this past year. The laughing Cardinal’s single mentioning of Jesus was to include His name fourth (yes fourth) behind Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for fear of offending the non-christians in the audience. No wonder the catholic Church continues to decline.
That line of “defectors-in-place” IS the Catholic church. The Pharisees Jesus confronted were not a few bad apples.
It’s interesting. You post the article criticizing Dolan, and then you run to the defense of the bishops. Puzzling. If I were a sceptic I might be inclined to believe that Cardinal Dolan, himself wrote your unabashed defense of the bishops of the Church. Note well, my criticism is not of the Church, but only of the bishops of the Church.
Like the bishops, you seem to believe that Christ set up His Church for the purpose of feeding the poor, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, educating the masses and so on. Respectfully, if that is what you believe, you are wrong. And if you didn’t know, the Church, prior to Vatican II, use to teach that as well. Check out the Baltimore Catechism some time and youll learn that Christ founded His Church for one reasonto lead all mankind to salvationnot to feed the poor.
The bishops, and apparently you as well, believe that the role of the Church is to compete with the federal, state, secular (including humanistic and atheistic) bureaucracies that have those same goals as well. Yes, the bishops are greatly praised by the NYT and the W/P for their great humanitarian efforts, but while they preen for the cameras, many souls that the Church was founded to serve are being lost by the wayside. They are, indeed, sheep without a shepherd.
As for the quaint notion that Catholic schools, at any level, have much if anything to do with teaching the Catholic faith, read up some time as to what, and by whom, is actually being taught in our Catholic grade schools and high schools today. The universities since the Land O Lakes agreement are an immoral disaster.
So although your praise of the work of the bishops may sound very Catholic to you and others (can you say low-information voter?), you have been greatly misled by those who have instructed you. May I suggest that you subscribe to the Catholic Family News or the Remnant news publications and read them for a few months. If you disagree with their points of view, fine; but at least you will have heard the other side, so to speak.
Talking issues, it would make sense to distinguish between two distinct, but broad and often overlapping and entangled categories: the "political/religious" issues, where there are some moral boundaries but no one right "doctrinal" path and you're dealing with prudential judgment (immigration, govt. health insurance per se); and the "moral/canonical" issues where there are sharp prohibitions and exceptionless norms (formal or proximate material cooperation in abortion, euthanasia, etc., sacrilegious administration of Sacraments.)
This last one, Canon 915, is both exceptionally grave and exceptionally clear-cut. To my knowledge, although maybe a dozen bishops have "admonished" obstinate offenders like Pelosi and Biden not to approach for Communion, only a very few are actually refusing Communion, which is what the Canon clearly mandates. The bishops of the three Kansas dioceses evidently gave a harrumph to some nameless parish priest in Kansas who gave Sebelius Communion. So that's something. But even considering that, action on the biggest most apodictic Big One can be rounded off to zero.
Any glimmers of diamonds in this sewer? Bruskewitz? Cordileone? --- what say ye, Salvation? Dr. Brian?
Mrs. Don-o, I think Raymond Cardinal Burke might fit the bill:
I’m not sure if he ever had the opportunity to actually refuse Communion to a pro-abort, but I am fairly certain he WOULD have.
PS: I was rooting for him during the conclave.
Was the Church on the day Christ died embodied in Judas the betrayer? Peter the denier? The rest of them, cringing in fear under their beds somewhere? Or was the Church embodied in that small group --- John, Mary, a few others --- at the foot of the Cross?
Too bad he can decree but he can't enforce. Where's the Inquisition when you really need it?
BS. Most of those “Catholic” organizations are run by lay boards and staffed by the general population. The only thing that’s Catholic about them is history, the sign out front and a dividend check that goes to the convent to pay for geriatric care.
Otherwise, they’re no more Catholic than my cat.
I don’t understand how Benedict XVI could have elevated this man to Cardinal. This is so sad.
The nation of Israel as a whole was condemned, it could not be reformed or returned to some former glory days. There might have many “good” people in Jerusalem but the only means of avoiding her fate was to leave while possible.
Yes, but this is “the church” we’re talking about! some may say....Paul warned that even these grafted in limbs could be lopped off what came to be spiritual Israel.
“Was the Church on the day Christ died embodied in Judas the betrayer?”
Judas had already been expelled from the church before Christ's death and Peter repented and was forgiven as Jesus foretold.
No Catholic will ever defend the indefensible. Most of the sex abuse that took place dates back to the 50's and earlier, long before JPII. I would ask you, however, what is being done in non-Catholic communities to stop predatory sex abuse of children? This is not limited to the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church here, through its bishops in the USCCB, have implemented a program to prevent future occurrences. This includes all members of the community who come in contact with children, from janitors in the schools to volunteers who teach children at the parish level. We all are subjected to fingerprinting and a police background check. We are also required to attend classes on how to identify sexual predators and what actions to take. This is possible because of the centralized nature of the Catholic Church. It is also the reason why the media have been able to focus a laser beam on us. This is not possible in the non-Catholic denominations where there is no one to take responsibility.
Worse still, is the sex abuse of children in the education system.
And then there are the camp counselors, Big Brothers of America and the list goes on and on. There is plenty of guilt to go around.
Yeah, I tend to think Cardinal Burke is our modern day John Fisher.
And I’m going to put something else out there which won’t be popular by the “I love Pope Francis, don’t ever criticize him” crowd:
If this Pope sits back and does nothing to fix this mess in our Church then he is just to blame and he is just as suspect.
Did I miss something? Where did NYer run to the defense of the bishops?
That's exactly how I feel in regards to the American bishops: no real leadership whatsoever.
Heh, I’ve been thinking more like “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.
All I saw was a bunch of links celebrating Hesburgh. Do you have any that show his heresiarchal tendencies?
The blog Restore-DC-Catholicism has a batch of links. You can start at this post: Cardinal McCarrick Praises Culture Of Death Icon Father Hesburgh