Archbishop Timothy Dolan
“He has a lot of direct pastoral experience running complex archdiocese both in Milwaukee and in New York. He can play on a big public state. He has serious credentials with a Ph.D in Church History,” said Vatican expert John Allen.
Pope Benedict will elevate Dolan to cardinal along with 21 others from Hong Kong, Berlin, Prague and from some key Vatican offices.
“Not all of them (understand the significance), no. Very few,” said Fr. Thomas Collins, president of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.
Arbishop Timothy Dolan called Christmas a booster shot of hope for New York, and the world.
“I wanted to come because everybody can be home tonight a little safer and more comfortable and more secure because they know you are on duty so thank you very much for that,” the Archbishop said.
The Catholic Church initiated a new English translation of the Roman Missal on Sunday, bringing its ritual text used for celebrating Mass more closely in line with traditional Latin.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, former New York Mets outfielder Rusty Staub, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn distributed the uncooked fixings for 400 Thanksgiving dinners at Catholic Charities in Central Harlem on Tuesday.
This weekend, Christians will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, and Catholics will begin using a new translation of the mass. The changes will affect the priest more than those in the pews, but many responses will have to be relearned.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan says he’s worried that the next step in the marriage debate will be another redefinition to allow multiple partners and infidelity.
New York City officials announced Wednesday they would open their clerks’ offices in all five boroughs for a full day July 24, saying gay couples should not be made to wait one day longer to wed.
In New York City, the pre-applications for a $35 license can be submitted online on the City Clerk’s web site only.
Gay and lesbian couples can legally begin pre-applying for a $35 marriage license starting July 5. On July 25, New York State will begin issuing those licenses.
The applause was deafening for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who signed the bill into law. “I believe New York has sent a message to this nation loud and clear. It is time for marriage equality all across this country,” he said. Across the Hudson, however, Governor Chris Christie maintains his opposition to gay marriage.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with Archbishop Timothy Dolan about the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
Thousands of people gathered at St. Peter’s Square early Sunday morning to hear Pope Benedict deliver his traditional Easter blessing in dozens of languages.