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.
Catholic groups are livid over the compromise, calling President Barack Obama’s move a “ploy” that “adds insult to injury.”
The president ducked questions about the contraception controversy Thursday. The reason may be the latest attack from Archbishop Dolan, who, sources said, feels he was stabbed in the back by Obama after the two met to discuss the issue.
“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.
“I am honored, humbled, and grateful, …but, let’s be frank: this is not about Timothy Dolan; this is an honor from the Holy Father to the Archdiocese of New York, and to all our cherished friends and neighbors who call this great community home,” Dolan said.
WCBS Newsradio 880 is counting down the top 11 Tri-State area news stories of 2011 and number 9 marked a major change for the civil rights of those in the Empire State.
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.
Dan Gallagher and Peter Shearer were dating for 14 years, but it took only 30 seconds to pop the question, in the middle of the New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run no less.
Activists are calling it a major victory in civil rights as celebrations continue around New York City today after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a same-sex marriage bill into law.
The controversy surrounding same-sex marriage found its way into the prayer service at St. Patrick’s cathedral in New York City.
As lawmakers continue to hash out a gay marriage bill in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become a prominent champion of legalized gay marriage, pushing his state into the center of the national debate over an emotional and divisive issue.
There was a sense of moving from the darkness of Good Friday to the light of Easter morning during a three hour service inside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls this year’s confluence of Passover and Holy Week providential, saying it creates “a magnificent atmosphere.”
Dolan told the graduating Catholic school seniors their education prepares them for this life and the next.