Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Wednesday that he welcomes the upcoming release of documents related to sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where he previously served.
At the end of a week in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered two landmark cases, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said in interviews this Easter Sunday that gay and lesbian couples have a right to “happiness” and “friendship,” but not marriage.
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among 103 of the 115 electors who arrived at the Vatican Monday morning, while the other dozen are en route.
Last week, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down, making him the first pope in 600 years to retire from the papacy. The Catholic church is temporarily without a leader.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan flew to Rome Tuesday where he’ll be taking part in his first conclave as concerns continued to mount about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.
Pope Benedict XVI presided over St. Peter’s Square for the last time Sunday, and Roman Catholics in New York and around the world are waiting to find out who will take his place.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan was questioned for several hours Wednesday in a deposition about child sex abuse by priests, according to a published report.
A new Pope could be named before March 15 if the church waives the mourning period, since Pope Benedict XVI is alive and resigning, according to church officials.
In a blog posting from Jan. 19, 2012, Dolan wrote: “On the morning it was announced that the Holy Father had nominated me a cardinal, one of the journalists at the press conference in front of the Christmas crib in St. Patrick’s Cathedral asked if I had ever ‘wanted to be a cardinal.’
A Roman Catholic school in the South Bronx that has been in operation for more than 100 years could close come 2013.
“Christmas happens to be all about repair, restoration, and renewal,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said. “Today, bells chime in joy rather than toll in sorrow. Terror is quelled by truces, as even war pauses.”
The religious charities have partnered to help New York soup kitchens and food pantries in this time of higher demand partly due to superstorm Sandy.
The man who some call New York’s “mayor for life” is alive and was well enough to leave the hospital today.
Hard hats in hand, the workers restoring St. Patrick’s Cathedral were blessed with holy water and praised by Timothy Cardinal Dolan on Thursday.
“I’m just thanking him for the gift of freedom and democracy and the very process that has allowed us to exist as a democracy and a republic, to come together in freedom and civility to choose our leaders,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan told WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.
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