Archbishop Dolan: NY Times Reviews Are Insensitive

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s archbishop is taking issue with The New York Times for praising an art exhibit and a play he says are insensitive toward Catholics.

The exhibit is by the AIDS activist group ACT UP. The play is “The Divine Sister.”

Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Times is allowing insensitive references to Catholics that it wouldn’t allow for others.

The Cambridge, Mass., exhibit includes a poster of the late Cardinal John O’Connor alongside a condom. Dolan says a photo accompanying the play review showed a nun in a “suggestive pose.”

The paper says it covers cultural events, “even if some may disagree with the content.”

The play’s producers say it is a comic homage to Hollywood films about nuns and is a celebration of those characters, not a religious commentary.

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  • Carole

    Why is political correctness a non-consideration when speaking on Catholic topics?

  • Sarina Ripepi

    We finally found the anti-christ.The owners of the New York Times.

  • Bruce Tereski

    Mary-Anne Bennett, you are a bigot defending bigotry. Your own calumnous accusation (is it that you are malicious or crassly ignorant?) condemns you.

  • Linda

    New York Times. You won’t win against the Holy Spirit led Catholic Church who is made up of sinners and saints. Give it up.

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  • Nonie

    Cancel Times subscriptions!

  • Mike

    The Cardinal is correct that the NY Times was inappropriate and insensitive toward Catholics. However, he was incorrect in saying the Times was unlikely to take similar pot-shots at Jews. Anyone reading this 100 page editorial non-NEWSpaper is certainly aware of its anti-Israel/Jewish bias. There is very little unbiased reporting in the NY Times.

  • scott frank

    I think he spoke the truth; what’s the likelihood the Times would have gushed over an exhibit that showed an imam, or a rabbi with a condom plastered next to him. What a bunch of biased hypocrites.

    • Jane Rodney

      That paper should be boycotted!!

  • Mary-anne Bennett

    This from a man whose Church shelters abusive priests and denys the humanity of gays as being made in the image and likeness of GOD? And the TIMES is insensitive?

    • maura

      “. . . denys the humanity of gays as being made in the image and likeness of God?” No one denies gays are human. Our flesh is not made in the image and likeness of God–it’s our spirit that is and that is asexual.
      Pedophilia is a sexual perversion. The church has compassion for all those who suffer.

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