NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christians are celebrating Holy Thursday, the day of Jesus Christ’s last supper.
In the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI used his homily to denounce priests who question the Church’s teaching on celibacy and stance against ordaining women.READ MORE: New York First In The Nation To Launch Federally Approved Homeowner Assistance Fund
Pope Benedict said the dissident priests are making a desperate push to change the Church to their own ideas.
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In New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan along with high school volunteers from his hometown of St. Louis, M.O. distributed lunch at Saint Paul the Apostle’s soup kitchen on Columbus Avenue to the homeless and elderly.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
“On the night before he died Jesus had a meal with his best friends so I ought to be here with my friends — the homeless and the poor,” Dolan said.
The cardinal said he is taking his example from Jesus, who washed the feet of his apostle, as he served up turkey, ham and all the fixings.
“That’s something that a servant does, that’s something that a butler did, so here you’ve got the only begotten son of God serving and acting like a slave,” Dolan said. “I said on Holy Thursday I ought to be serving people.”
“We’re at our best when we give ourselves away in love and service to somebody else,” he added.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
The cardinal calls Holy Week and Easter a time of service and renewal.