Shows what I know. I must admit that I am surprised they invited him. They must feel reasonably confident that Cardinal Dolan will not upset the apple cart.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing prayer at next week’s Democratic National Convention. As was previously announced, he will also be offering the closing prayer at the Republican Convention on Thursday of this week.
It was made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as it was to the Republicans, that the Cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate. The Cardinal consulted Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte, who gave the Cardinal his consent to take part in the convention that will be taking place in his diocese.
I am not going to scream about this as I have no idea how it will work out. If he offers a pure vanilla prayer at both conventions, I suppose that is fine.
I will admit that I sometimes worry that Cardinal Dolan underestimates the depravity and the manipulativeness of the anti-Catholic radical progressives.
But I will wait and see on the whole thing and judge it afterwards. If it doesn’t work out, I hope Cardinal Dolan will admit that too.