I must admit that my frustration and disappointment with Cardinal Dolan is mounting.
The tough talk followed by the wink, nod, and chuckle is wearing thin.
Cardinal Dolan, according to the DailyNews said that he and the Bishops would be “as vociferous and rigorous as possible in our opposition” to the governor’s efforts” to further entrench NY as the aborto-murder capitol of the world.
One would hope that ‘as vociferous as possible” will amount to something more than the embarrassing and inept day late and dollar short effort the bishops put up against gay marriage.
One would hope, alas, I wouldn’t hope too hard.
When asked how Cuomo could still consider himself a Catholic in good standing while also promoting such extreme abortion legislation, Dolan responded: “That’s something that I talk turkey with him about.”
Wow. Finally a bishop, a Cardinal no less, is gonna tell a virulently pro-murder politician that you can’t be a virulently pro-murder politician and a Catholic and good standing.
Except the Cardinal is going to do no such thing. Dolan spokesman Joseph Zwilling made it clear later that the Cardinal believes you can be a virulently pro-murder politician and a Catholic and good standing when shortly after the Cardinal’s tough talk he was quick to say “the cardinal did not mean to suggest that Cuomo would not be a Catholic in good standing if he went forward with the bill.”
Apparently talking turkey has been ditched in favor of talking turkeys.
Hell is gonna have to add a new wing to accommodate all the Catholics in good standing.
The bishops and Cardinal Dolan ought to be ashamed.