Saturday, June 18, 2011

Maureen Dowd on 'Starchbishop' Timothy Dolan: 'Gay sera, sera'

While chronicling New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan's trenchant and pugnacious opposition to gay marriage in that state, the New York Times columnist reminded her readers that the Catholic Church still can't get beyond Gov. Cuomo's "living in sin" with Food Network star Sandra Lee — "public concubinage, as it's known in canon law — and that Vatican adviser Edward Peters has urged that Cuomo be denied communion until he ceases cohabiting.

Even though church leaders can't seem to do much about modern mores except wring their hands and publicly flounce, they aren't blind to what is happening to their religion and diminishing band of followers...
Dolan and other church leaders are worried about the exodus of young Catholics who no longer relate to the intolerances of church teaching. He dryly told The Times last year that when he sees long lines of young people on Fifth Avenue waiting to get into a house of worship, it’s at Abercrombie & Fitch, not St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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