Cardinal-designate Dolan

HHS Mandate, Three Resulting Temptations, and the Virtue of Hope

Cowardice, Hatred, Indifference When an intruder encroaches, one may crawl deeper into the trenches, afraid to face that which terrifies.  Often fear takes a more subtle, latent form.  In the case of the President Obama administration’s mandate, the temptation facing the Church is one of deep, inner-fear.  Fear can be positive in that it points to the real thing causing […]

Fr. Barron Comments on Effective Evangelization

Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan

One of the really great icons in the life of the Church today, I think, is Archbishop, soon to be Cardinal, Timothy Dolan making his way up the aisle of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to celebrate Mass… Watch and listen to Fr. Barron’s commentary on Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan and “Effective Evangelization”. Father Barron can be found on the Internet at: Word […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan

“The Catholic Church defends religious liberty, including freedom of conscience, for everyone. The Amish do not carry health insurance. The government respects their principles. Christian Scientists want to heal by prayer alone, and the new health-care reform law respects that. Quakers and others object to killing even in wartime, and the government respects that principle for conscientious objectors. By its […]

Strengthening Your Family

Parenting is so easy, anyone can do it.  It’s just a matter of instinct. And then, the children arrive. Holes the size of craters then perforate your belief system long before Junior even says his first word. Marge Fenelon knows both sides of the family coin — the before know-it-all syndrome and the wow-wasn’t-expecting-that. In her book Strengthening Your Family: […]

Book Recommendation: A People of Hope…

We offer our congratulations to Archbishop Dolan of New York who will become a Cardinal of the Church on next February 18th. Archbishop Dolan is one of the fastest-rising members of the clergy anywhere in the world. John Allen is a highly-respected religion journalist. His latest book, A People of Hope: Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Conversation with John L. Allen […]

Pushing the Reset Button

In February, President Obama instructed the Justice Department to stop defending in federal court the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This act specifies that under federal law marriage is to be understood exclusively as the a legal union between one man and one woman and decrees that no state would be required to recognize as a marriage a same-sex […]

The Second Part of the Story

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes featured an interview with Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, It was a hard-hitting, but engaging, fair and largely positive portrayal. While certain aspects of the interview were over-hyped and over-stated  — like the assertions that U.S. Catholics look to the Archbishop of New York as the “American Pope” and that Archbishop Dolan is a […]

Book Recommendation: Doers of the Word

Looking for some practical and inspirational examples of how to live out our Catholic faith?  You need to read Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s new book, Doers of the Word: Putting Your Faith into Practice.    Book Review by the Publisher, Our Sunday Visitor: Whether you are surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of an empty chapel or the anxiety-driven mad dash of the […]