Although I have two articles to write about the vulgar-tongued man in stolen white who has been masquerading as “Pope Francis” since March 13, 2014, a vulgar-tongued man in stolen scarlet, Timothy Michael Dolan, has stolen the spotlight, at least momentarily.
The National Broadcasting Company’s Meet the Press program, which began its broadcast career on November 6, 1947, will feature as one of its guests today, Sunday, March 9, 2014, the First Sunday of Lent and the Commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, none other than the garrulous, corpulent imposter who poses as the “archbishop” of New York, Timothy Michael Dolan, who is now sixty-four years of age going on thirteen, if that, in maturity and personal-expression.
Here is a transcript of a question posed by David Gregory, the moderator of Meet the Press, to Timothy Michael “Cardinal” Dolan, whose answer really speaks for itself:
DAVID GREGORY: Michael Sam, from your home state, the football player– revealed that he was gay, first in the NFL. And you saw the celebration from the President, the First Lady, and they were saying what a courageous step that was. How did you view it?
CARDINAL DOLAN: Good for him. I would have no– no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya. I don’t think– look, the same– the same bible that tells us that– that– teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and– and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, “Bravo.” (MEET THE PRESS TRANSCRIPT: March 9, 2014. Please note that “Cardinal” Dolan commented on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s latest interview without having read it. I have read it. See Not Another Interview.)
A man who believes himself to be a Prince of the Catholic Church says “Good for him” and “God bless ya” when asked about a man who bases his human self-identification on an inclination toward the commission of perverse sins against nature and, of course, against the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
Michael Sam, the individual to whom Dolan extended a verbal “high five” and God’s blessings, has not indicated, at least not from the reports I have read, that he recognizes the perverse nature of his inclination. Rather, of course, he is celebrating his “coming out” and is seen as a “pioneer” in the world of professional sports.
Here is a news flash for Timothy Michael Dolan: the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, does not say “Good for him” and “God bless ya” to a man who bases his human self-identification on an inclination to commit the sin of Sodom, which is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
Sin is no joking matter.
Sin is what caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors, some of which will be detailed in the next article on this site dealing with Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s dislike of graphic depictions of a suffering Messias as opposed to his love of what is called in conciliar circles as the “ressuerexifix,” in His Sacred Humanity during His fearful Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.
Sin is what caused Our Lady, she who was preserved from all stain of Original and Actual Sin, to suffer a martyr’s death in her soul as she watched the effects of our sins take their toll on the very Sacred Humanity that she had given her Divine Son, knowing that His Sacrifice would be in vain for so many unrepentant sinners.
Repentant sinners weep over their sins. They do no take pleasure in them.
Repentant sinners seek to make reparation for their sins. They do not boast of having had an “orientation” to have committed them.
Timothy Michael Dolan, aping his blasphemer superior from Argentina, has no sense of the horror of personal sin. He is a glad-handling publicity-hound who craves human respect.
Would Timothy Michael Dolan say “Good for him” and “God bless ya” to those who “come out” to say that they have an “orientation” to commit armed robbery?
Would Timothy Michael Dolan say “Good for him” and “God bless ya” to those who “come out” to say that they have an “orientation” to commit murders-for-hire?
Would Timothy Michael Dolan say “Good for him” and “God bless ya” to those who “come out” to say that they have an “orientation” to disobey lawful commands from lawful superiors, including parents, in violation of the Fourth Commandment?
Would Timothy Michael Dolan say “Good for him” and “God bless ya” to those who “come out” to say that they have an “orientation” to lie in order to get ahead in the world?
If you think about it, though, Timothy Michael Dolan has an “orientation” to commit crimes against Christ the King and thus against he good of the souls He redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
Here is just a brief review of why this is so as readers are asked to call to mind some of the vulgar-tongue man in stolen scarlet’s past scandalous statements:
“This is awesome for me,” Archbishop Dolan said. “I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me.”(Press Release of the Anti-Defamation League.)
Thanksgiving is a time of the year when people are open to the Lord, and we don’t think about ourselves. We’re grateful to God. We’re conscious that somebody, some call him or her, whatever you want, somebody beyond us is in charge, and we are immensely grateful. (Is ‘Superman’ Catholic?)
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York told an Albany television reporter on March 9 that he does not favor denying Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion and same-sex marriage.
“NEWS10’s John McLoughlin asked Archbishop Dolan if he favored denying the Church’s Sacraments to politicians, like Governor David Paterson, who are Roman Catholic but also pro-choice and pro-gay marriage,” WTEN-TV reported. “The prelate acknowledged that some of his fellow bishops might favor such a ban, but Dolan said he does not, preferring to follow the lead of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who said it was better to try to persuade them than to impose sanctions.”
Archbishop Dolan was in Albany to lobby on behalf of Catholic schools, which face increasing financial strain because of unfunded government mandates.
In Milwaukee, Archbishop Jerome Listecki said that he, too, would be averse to the idea of denying the Eucharist to a prominent abortion advocate, although he did exclude the possibility. The newly installed archbishop told an audience at the Milwaukee Press Club that his decision would take into account “the impact of whatever that person is doing.” Before taking disciplinary action, he said, he would want to “help them come to an understanding of the teaching.”
Archbishop Listecki said: “It’s very difficult for me to see how somebody can be pro-choice knowing the teachings of the church” (Timothy Dolan Will Not Refuse “Communion” to Pro-Abortion Pols.)
The top U.S. Catholic bishop vowed legislative and court challenges Tuesday to a compromise by President Barack Obama to his healthcare mandate that now exempts religiously affiliated institutions from paying directly for birth control for their workers, instead making insurance companies responsible.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he trusted Obama wasn’t anti-religious and intended to make good on his pledge to work with religious groups to fine-tune the mandate.
“I want to take him at his word,” Dolan said in Rome, where he will be made a cardinal Saturday. But he stressed: “I do have to say it’s getting harder and harder,” to believe Obama’s claim to prioritize religious freedom issues given the latest controversy. (Top U.S. Catholic Bishop Vows Legal Challenges to Obama’s Birth Control Rule.)
DAVID GREGORY: But he said, “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage, and the use of contraceptive methods.” He talked about there being too much obsession within the church about talking about those issues. You have said there’s nobody to the right of you on some of these doctrinal issues. Is that a problem for you, that he believes that?
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN: That he would say that?
DAVID GREGORY: Yeah, that he says that?
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN: No, not at all. I gave him a standing ovation when he said that. Because most of the time I say, “I don’t know if it’s so much the church is obsessed with that, it’s the world that’s obsessed with those things.” They’re always asking us about it. I look at myself, David, in my almost 37 years as a priest, rare would be the times that I preached about those issues.
So Francis is right. He’s saying, “First things first. First let’s talk about God, about his mercy, about his love, about his forgiveness, about his invitation, about his embrace, about his promise of life eternal through his son Jesus. You talk about that, and then morals, doctrine, that will fall into place.” (Dec. 1: Timothy Dolan, Meet the Press- Transcripts.)
DAVID GREGORY: Well, on the public debates, on the political debates in this country around these issues?
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN: Well, I would tell you this, for us as I would say for committed Catholics, and thanks be to God, there’s a lot of them, I love them, I’m grateful for them this Thanksgiving weekend, they would say what Pope Francis has done is reminded us of the latitude of Catholic beliefs and Catholic principles. Those who would try to closet us maybe and just what you might call below-the-belt issues, where that be gay marriage or abortion or contraception or divorce, whatever.
And those are important. No doubt about it. The church’s teaching on that is unwavering. But that’s not it. What Pope Francis has said, the way we forgive, the way we help the poor, the way we help the immigrant, the way we reach out to the sick and to the refugee and to the forgotten, those at the side of the road. That is as strong and as cogent a moral imperative as anything else. (Dec. 1: Timothy Dolan, Meet the Press- Transcripts.)
DAVID GREGORY: What about ObamaCare? You have voiced your displeasure with certain aspects of it in terms of mandates for hospitals and so forth. What about the overall goal of it? Do you think it will ultimately prevail? Would you like it? Do you think it’s important for the country that universal health care insurance is available?
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN: Yup. And I’m glad you allow me to make that distinction, David. We bishops have been really kind of in a tough place because we’re for universal, comprehensive, life-affirming healthcare. We, the bishops of the United States, can you believe it, in 1919 came out for more affordable, more comprehensive, more universal healthcare. That’s how far back we go in this battle, okay?
So we’re not Johnny-come-latelies. We’ve been asking for reform in healthcare for a long time. So we were kind of an early supporter in this. Where we started bristling and saying, “Uh-oh, first of all this isn’t comprehensive, because it’s excluding the undocumented immigrant and it’s excluding the unborn baby,” so we began to bristle at that.
And then secondly we said, “And wait a minute, we Catholics who are kind of among the pros when it comes to providing healthcare, do it because of our religious conviction, and because of the dictates of our conscience. And now we’re being asked to violate some of those.”
So that’s when we began to worry and draw back and say, “Mr. President, please, you’re really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. We want to be with you, we want to be strong. And if you keep doing this, we’re not going to be able to be one of your cheerleaders.” And that sadly is what happened. (Dec. 1: Timothy Dolan, Meet the Press- Transcripts.)
Timothy Cardinal Dolan preached at home yesterday for the first time since jetting to the Vatican to help pick a new pope — and received a surprise visit from Joe Biden during the Palm Sunday services.
“We welcome the vice president of the United States, Mr. Biden, we welcome him here,” Dolan told parishioners, celebrating the start of Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “You have a place in our thoughts and prayers.”
Thousands of parishioners packed Dolan’s standing-room-only Mass.
Many were craning their necks to get a good look at Biden, who was all smiles during the Sign of Peace, shaking hands with dozens of people and telling them, “Peace be with you.”
“He was very respectful. He sat in the rows with everyone else and didn’t bring any attention on himself,” said parishioner Marie Griffin, 50, of Yonkers. (Biden attends Palm Sunday false liturgical service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Happy Apostate Dolan.)
In Rome, as the pope departed the Vatican for Castel Gandolfo, the papal villa outside Rome, Cardinal Dolan gathered on the roof of the college – a home for American seminarians in Rome – to watch the sky. As the bells tolled and a helicopter rose above St. Peter’s Basilica, the cardinal cheered, two seminarians stood on a wall to wave American and Bavarian (in honor of the pope’s home region) flags and the crowd broke into a spontaneous refrain of “Ad Multos Annos,” or “Many Happy Years.”
But Cardinal Dolan, just named a prince of the church last year, said the reality of the moment had actually sunk in during that morning’s Mass, in a chapel at the college. During the eucharistic prayer, the cardinal prayed for “Benedict, our pope and bishop,” and then paused.
“I was overtaken,” he said. “You’re not supposed to do this, because you’re not supposed to depart, but I turned to the other two priests, and I said, ‘That’s the last time I’ll say that,’” Cardinal Dolan said. “And that means something, you know – it sort of dawns on you that the chair is vacant. And seeing him today, seeing the helicopter, it’s been amazingly moving.” (Awe-Struck and Tongue-Tied, Dolan Bids Pope Goodbye.)
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.
The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity.
“I thank God that this day has arrived,” the cardinal said. “I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family.”
The cardinal asked questions about the Muslim faith and emphasized throughout his visit how much the two religions and their members have in common.
“You love God, we love God and he is the same God,” the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths.
Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.
“Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom — religious freedom particularly– your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God’s creation and your care for those who are in need,” the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.
He likened Muslims to earlier waves of Roman Catholic immigrants who some 150 years ago faced the same challenge of “how to become loyal, responsible, patriotic Americans without losing their faith.”
As those Catholic immigrants did, Muslims have learned the value of religious schools, he said. “Education without faith is missing something dramatic,” the cardinal said.
The cardinal’s trip to the mosque was in response to an invitation by leaders of the center who visited the archbishop in Manhattan in January.
“Thank God that we are a country that welcomes everybody and, as you mentioned, your eminence, only in America, and we want this example to be spread because we can do many more things when we eat together as brothers than when we stay against one another,” said Imam Tahir Kukiqi of the Albanian Center.
Imam Kukiqi praised attendee Sarah Sayeed of the Interfaith Center of New York for “working tirelessly with Muslim communities and Catholic communities, especially to bring them together.”
Imam Ghulam Rasul of the predominately Pakistani Masjid al-Noor in Concord led a prayer “to bring peace, harmony and understanding between the communities … guide us so that we may be the souls of goodness, peace and harmony and understanding for the people of this country and for the community of this Island.”
The cardinal is following on a local level the example of Pope Francis who has begun efforts to deepen and strengthen the relationship between the Islamic and Christian communities in Italy and other parts of Europe, said Monsignor James Dorney, a co-vicar of Staten Island. His co-vicar, Monsignor Peter Finn, announced that Wednesday was the 37th anniversary of Cardinal Dolan’s ordination.
The Rev. Liam O’Doherty, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Tompkinsville, was instrumental in arranging the visit and brought along many members of his parish council. Leaders of the Albanian Center and Masjid al-Noor invited the cardinal to visit their mosques during the month of Ramadan. (Apostate Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders.)
Thank you so much for your generous invitation and warm welcome. What an honor and a joy to be with you here at the historic and renowned Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Long have I been aware of the prominence of this community, as, during my graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, our course in American Religious History featured attention to Modern Orthodox Judaism, its flagship synagogue here, and the foundational efforts of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.
Now what a privilege it is to be a part of the celebration of welcome as we thank God for this splendid new sanctuary! As your psalms pray, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who toil!” So, praise God:
I’d say “Alleluia” but I can’t because for us Catholics it’s our penitential season of Lent, and we can’t say that “A-word” until Easter!
Can I get a little personal here? Today is the fourth anniversary of my appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as archbishop of New York.
Four happy years…and the Jewish community of New York is one of the big reasons why. From the start you have welcomed and embraced me. I love you; I respect you; I need you; I thank you.
Tomorrow, the second Sunday of Lent, we always have the Gospel account of what we call the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. There, the Jewish fisherman, the Jewish first pope, St. Peter, said to Jesus, “It is good for us to be here.”
Those words I make my own this morning.
I also appreciate the encouragement this visit gives me in my efforts to repair and restore another historic house of prayer and worship, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Don’t worry: I’m not going to ask for money—while recognizing what a tradition that is in both of our religions—although I do happen to have some pledge cards on me!
This beautiful occasion this morning might be a providential occasion to celebrate as well the common values we as Jews and Catholics deeply cherish. Can I mention just two?
One would be the high importance of the Sabbath: you begin with sundown on Friday and go through Saturday; we start with sundown on Saturday and go through Sunday.
We both do it with humble obedience to the Lord’s command, following His own example of rest after the labor of creation, don’t we?
“Good for him!” and “God bless ya” just fit right in with these other scandalous statements.
Although it may not be necessary to do so given the fact that the passage below from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans was cited just two days ago in Not Another Interview, it is useful to do so again to put the lie to Timothy Michael Dolan’s aping of Jorge Mario “Who am I to judge?” Bergoglio’s dismissive attitude concerning the horror represented by the sin of Sodom and its glorification and promotion in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and in the world-at-large:
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use against which is their nature.
And in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.
Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 24-32)
Did you read that, Timmy and Jorge?
“Who having known the justice of God did not understand that they who do such things are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.”
Saint Paul did not say “Bravo!”
Saint Paul did not say “Good for him!”
Saint Paul did not say “God bless ya!”
There is nothing more to say than the fact that conciliar revolutionaries such as Timothy Michael Dolan and his superior, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, are the worst enemies of the proud, haughty, unrepentant sinners to whom they are trying to show themselves to be “merciful,” “kind” and “understanding. These revolutionaries seek not to exhort such people to quittheir sins. They wish to extol them publicly as they distort the simple fact that Holy Writ is filled with examples of condemnation of the sins of the flesh, including the sin of Sodom, and that Our Lord Himself used the harshest of terms to judge the Pharisees and others.
There is really nothing more to say.
Today is the First Sunday in Lent and the Commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, who was very devoted to the Passion of Our Lord. She was given to understand the horror of personal sin. The conciliar revolutionaries are bereft of that horror as they teach unrepentant sinners that the God “accepts them where they are,” which is nothing other than a lie of the adversary.
May we never succumb to the temptation to treat lightly of our own sins or to think that we are not in need of reforming our lives. Everything is not “well” with us. This is why God, in His true mercy, give us the season of Lent so that we can pull out the weeds of tepidity in order to grow in fervor for love of God and thus of detestation of our own sins as we seek to make reparation for them as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-permits.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Frances of Rome, pray for us.