St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Holly Van Voast, the photographer and performance artist last busted for going topless inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, has made another half-nude splash.
Dignitaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer attended a morning prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan got right back to it on Wednesday, celebrating his first Mass in New York since returning from the Vatican.
It’s been an exhilarating week for Timothy Dolan, highlighted by Saturday’s elevation ceremony in Saint Peter’s basilica.
“I think it’s fantastic. He’s a great man and it’s great for the city,” said parishioner James Daly.
Apologizing for his rusty Italian, Dolan peppered his remarks with his trademark good humor. He told the cardinals that evangelizing in today’s world required its missionaries to live and spread the faith with love, joy and “sorry to bring it up, but blood.”
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will get his red hat and be elevated to Cardinal at the Vatican on Saturday, but a day earlier has a performance before an elite audience.
“The highlight for me is always the Sea of Galilee because you can almost just picture Jesus on that lake,” Dolan said.
“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.
Temperatures were relatively mild, the skies were blue, and it was a legal holiday today – the perfect opportunity for many area residents to make what might be their only trip into New York City this year.
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.
It’s a dog in the likeness of a real canine, Lexington, a 15-year-old yellow lab and loyal companion to St. Patrick’s rector Monsignor Robert Ritchie.
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.