Cardinal Dolan Is A Permanent Embarrassment

The solution.

“I don’t know. We’re still trying. We’re trying our best to do it. We gotta listen to people”.

This is the kind of waffle Cardinal Dolan managed to tell ABC talking about the ways the Church should allow perverts (he said “gays”) to feel “welcome”.

As a Catholic, one cannot avoid feeling embarrassed at the cowardice regularly put on display by this disgraceful man.

Cardinal Dolan is required to take position on so-called “gay” issues, and what does he do? Does he point out that sodomy is an abomination? Does he remind his audience that exterminating angels aren’t sent on earth to commit a genocide as a post-lunch routine? Does he spend at least thirty seconds talking of the very grave danger of hell for both sexual perverts and those who aid and abet them?

No, he doesn’t. Instead, he loses himself in inane waffle concerning the way the Church should allow perverts to “feel welcome”; inane waffle leading absolutely nowhere, as abundantly proven by the fact the Cardinal himself has no clue how this “welcome” should be put in place without going against Catholic teaching.

The Cardinal is the de facto number one cleric in a country of 360 million, but he is simply unable to pin down simple words like “abomination”. His main concern is the way the Church “gotta listen to people”.

This man is worse than useless; he is a walking threat for Catholicism in the United States. He just doesn’t have the guts to say the simplest things. He answers that he would say to the “gay couple” that the Church “wants their happiness”, but stops short of saying both what is the problem with them in this life and what will, very probably, be the much bigger problem in the next.

This is a shepherd only worried with looking good with his sheep whilst they get near the ravine, fully unconcerned with using his rod and staff and only worried with pleasing them. I am surprised he isn’t a Jesuit.

I shudder at thinking Pope Francis’ age unavoidably makes of this man one of the papabili in the next conclave, unless of course something intervenes in the meantime, like – ideally – what you see in the photo above.

Timothy Michael Dolan was appointed cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.


Posted on April 2, 2013, in Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Unbelievable. Fifty years hence, amid the squalid social landscape, this buffoon of a cardinal will be remembered among the surviving, shivering, battered sheep as the shepherd who did nothing.

  2. There’s a neat acronym to be had from your headline . . . .

  3. What can you really expect from a clown who wears a foam rubber cheese head to his installation as the archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

    • You know every time I see some article about him I must think of what you wrote about the “cheesehead” thing?

      Truly shocking. Though I am sure he found it very funny.


  4. Cardinal Dolan needs our prayers.
    Recently, an adolescent I think highly of, gave herself the sign of the cross when we passed a grave marker. When I pointed out the grave marker had a Masonic symbol on it, she replied “that’s why they need our prayers twice as much”.

  5. What were the other American bishops like?

    • Oh, there are excellent bishops over there (Vasa, Cordileone, Chaput come immediately to mind) and, no doubt, many excellent priests like Father Guarnizo.

      I think on the occasion of Dolan’s appointment to cardinal Pope Benedict “pulled a Bergoglio” and went for the man allegedly able to “involve” the non-attending masses…


  6. Regrettably, if the pope was asked to comment on the situation, you’d probably get the same…although probably more coherent….response from him. It is frightening to imagine what these ‘men of God” are going to have to probably suffer some day. They have abandoned their calling, if in fact they ever had one, for the life of a politician. They REFUSE to call the proverbial spade a spade, and that will be their eternal downfall. These men who continue to condone these deviant religions and deviant lifestyles not only doom themselves but contribute to the doom of those who they refuse to guide accordingly….the old “double-whamee” of damnation.

    • Ah, this is the good of not having a Pope asked directly by journalists… but in the case of Dolan I think it does is extreme. Bergoglio would, methinks, at least pepper everyhign with a prise of devil, and a smattering of hell. Dolan seems to wonder “how can we let the gays have fun within the Church”?


  7. Yes…I agree with you on Dolan. He is sickeningly misguided as to his office and more importantly, his responsibility to God. Is he evil or ignorant? At the end of the day I don’t think it will really matter. Ignorance (or more aptly…refusal to learn the Faith), as many will discover some day, will not be an excuse.

  8. The Cardinal should read St Peter Damian’s ‘Gommorah’ (as should every other Catholic). I sent an extract to Cardinal O’Brien and like to think that he read it. I recommended it as a ‘wedding present’ for someone attending a SS ‘wedding’ in the US (will make a change from toasters and be far more useful in the long term).
    Extract:”Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust. It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind … It opens up hell and closes the gates of paradise … It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty, strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity … It defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things …

  9. I think he may be remembered M, because as the premier American churchman of the Catholic faith, it will be under his watch that “sodomite marriage” was upheld by the majority of the American people and their supreme court.

  10. Oh, I thought your headline was intentional, vis: DO lan P ermanent E mbarrassment.

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