A Faithful Catholic Condemns Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York: Anti-American Oaf

The beef is mainly about immigration politics as practiced by U.S. hierarchs, but the image of a glad-hander (bear-hugger) is telling:

Last Sunday, to pep up his homily, a visiting monsignor regaled our Long Island congregation with an anecdote about how he had recently learned, at the cost of bruised ribs, just what a firm-grippin’, bear-huggin’ guy good old Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, actually is.

The Church previously did not inflict such incontinent showmen on America. All Americans deserve better. American Catholics need shepherds, not sellouts.

From monarchs to showmen in, say, 75 years.

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  • nancyjthorner  On October 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    This is indeed a different time and a different era from the surge of immigrants in the past. They came here to assimilate and to be Americans. This is not true today. when many individuals illegally cross the border looking for jobs at a time when this nation’s own unemployment rate and lack of jobs is wanting.


  • John Powers  On October 22, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    This guy McCullough sounds charming. Pretty sure Catholicism transcends national boundaries. If our Bishops don’t support our parishoners, that would be a much worse situation.



    • Jim Bowman  On October 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      You lost me, John. As to comprehension, I mean.


      • John Powers  On October 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        McCullough comes across as a grouch. If the worst condemnation he can come up with of a Bishop is that he is friendly, then we have the greatest Bishop in Church History.

        I think a Bishops priority is the Spiritual well being of his flock. I don’t see how it matters what country the flock comes from. A flock is a flock and needs tending.

        I can definitely see political arguments against unrestricted immigration. I can definitely see political arguments in favor of unrestricted immigration. Neither has a monopoly on what is right and just.

        My personal opinion is that people who want to work hard to earn a living should be welcome in the United States with open arms. If people want the dole, then should not come here, nor should the dole be provided to immigrants.



      • Jim Bowman  On October 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        Thanks, John. But in the present political controversy, the bishops seem to side with open-borders-ism, so as to coincide with their Hispanic parishioners. So it has seemed to me. I also think McCullough means more than the archbishop is being friendly. Thanks again anyhow.


  • Margaret  On October 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I agree with the author. Our bishops don’t speak to the interest of the flocks to which they are supposed to minister. They are not bishops of Mexico or France. Their job is to speak up for the people in their dioceses. The people they should protect are those who are citizens of the land, patriots, and most importantly, workers and taxpayers who provide all the products and benefits our society needs to survive. Dolan is an embarrassment, to put it politely.

    We have become a third-world country with a lawless administration which does not uphold our laws, does not punish lawbreakers (Jon Corzine, Tim Geithner, the nasty Occupy crowd, and especially the invaders from the south).

    Our bishops collude with the Marxist-in-Chief and his minions. Only the alternative media tell us what is really going on while the ignorant are kept in the dark to be sure they vote for what “feels good” or promises them “free” benefits.

    Even the Pope exhorts us to elevate The Beloved Poor, against the best interest of the hard-working middle class who has to pay for a spoiled, ungrateful, violent and mostly obese lower class. And, we are to “welcome the stranger” who floods our nation, demanding rights and benefits, while hating those rightfully here.

    I and my ilk have never felt so alone and broken-hearted. We know what our nation was, now are watching it be transformed into a tyranny which our children and grandchildren will have to endure because we were not vigilant and active soon enough — and because our leaders sabotaged us.


    • Jim Bowman  On October 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      The Pope and the poor, yes. Concentrating on their plight has led many to espouse massive programs that make matters worse. Rule of thumb: Be very leery of massive programs, utterly reject those that promote “system” change. Last refuge of Marxist scoundrels, that. As I have said, bishops need continuing ed classes in economics.


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