This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the unveiling of the new Lincoln Square Synagogue. It is truly a splendid sanctuary for the Jewish community
Fair CoverageMy gratitude goes out to Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review for her piece regarding my time in Milwaukee:This week, before his departure for Rome for the last day of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI and the subsequent conclave, New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan spoke under oath about his previous assignment in Milwaukee… Cardinal Dolan, who began meeting with victims of abuse immediately after his appointment to Milwaukee, doesn’t deserve to be lumped in with anyone who has made excuses for sins and crimes of the past. And yet the narrative this week insinuates that the current president of the U.S.
“But why didn’t he say anything about his reasons for stepping down, or his plans for the future, or any personal reflections about his own legacy?” asked the journalist after Mass yesterday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.This reporter had gotten up early to watch the last Sunday Angelus address Pope Benedict XVI would ever give, to 100,000 people in Saint Peter’s Square at noon in Rome.
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Lenten ReflectionsCheck out the first of my series of video reflections that I will be sharing periodically during this holy season of Lent.Click here to watch the video.Tags: Lent, Lenten Reflections This entry was posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Due to technical difficulties, comments are temporarily disabled.Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.The family of the Church begins Lent, the season of spiritual preparation for the high holy days of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.The tried-and-true way of observing a “good Lent” is threefold: prayer, penance, and charity.Tomorrow we will be marked men. We’ll be signed on the forehead with blessed ashes.
Cardinal Egan’s Statement on the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVIDue to technical difficulties, comments are temporarily disabled.his afternoon, Edward Cardinal Egan also released a statement to the press on the resignation of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.
Resignation of the Holy Father Press Conference (Audio)Due to technical difficulties, comments are temporarily disabled.This morning I met with the press to discuss the resignation of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.
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Due to technical difficulties, comments are temporarily disabled.This morning, I issued a statement in my role as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the resignation of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2013 STATEMENT OF TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN ON RESIGNATION OF HOLY FATHER WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued this statement moments after learning of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013.
Statement on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the HHS MandateYesterday, I issued a statement in my role as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the HHS mandate. Unfortunately, there were some news reports today that claimed the bishops “rejected” the White House proposal, ignoring the fact that we bishops said, “we welcome and will take seriously the Administration’s invitation to submit our concerns through formal comments, and we will do so in the hope that an acceptable solution can be found that respects the consciences of all.”Here is the press release by the USCCB along with my full statement.
It’s Catholic Schools’ Week.With what we’ve just been through, some might think that we’d more appropriately observe it the week of All Souls’ Day, or Memorial Day, both occasions when we remember the dead!Last week’s sad closings could lead some to conclude that our beloved Catholic Schools are dying, or, to repeat the term I’ve used before, that our excellent schools are in hospice, a terminal patient we’re just trying to keep comfortable until they pass away.Not so!Jesus observed that a vine must be pruned if it is to continue providing good fruit.Our precious Catholic schools are a vine that produces exquisite fruit: the best academics; a safe, secure, loving, disciplined atmosphere; an emphasis on faith, virtue, and character.This vine must be pruned. This hurts
The New York Post Celebrates Catholic SchoolsAs we begin National Catholic Schools Week, I’d like to share with you a wonderful editorial published by the New York Post today on our beloved Catholic schools.In short, the Big Apple’s Catholic schools are doing the job so many public schools are failing to do, and doing it at a much lower cost.
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In addition to my reflection on Tuesday, I thought you might like to read a copy of the homily delivered by Bishop Silva of Honolulu at the canonization celebration of Saint Marianne Cope.Saint Marianne Cope of MolokaiPhoto courtesy of Sisters of St. Francis Homily of the Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu for the Post-Canonization Celebration of Saint Marianne Cope, O.S.F.Saturday, January 12, 2013 – Kalaupapa, Molokai, HawaiiSaturday of the Week between Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord She was a rising star.