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Cardinal Dolan's Prayer at the Democratic National Convention Reflects True Christian Leadership Comments

This wonderful Cardinal rose to the call and invitation of history. He was faithful to his episcopal office once more. He did not let his detractors distract him from doing what was right. On the closing evening of the Democratic nominating convention he stepped up to that microphone and prayed a prayer that not only was heard in heaven but is still reverberating on earth. Continue Reading

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  1. vance
    2 years ago

    The vast majority at the DNC didn't hear Cardinal Dolan's prayer because they were exiting the convention hall and those that did hear him booed him. He delivered a great prayer but t fell on deaf ears.

  2. Bill
    2 years ago

    I pray there will be no more war of choice.

  3. Terri K
    2 years ago

    I thought the prayer was a decisive blow against the liberal agenda and a wake-up call to catatonic Catholics who still think it's okay to be a Democrat. I'm not particularly fond of the GOP either, but I could never be a Democrat because of that weepy, bloody wound of abortion--not to mention the other assaults on human dignity.

    At the very least, I hope this has given Obama a foretaste of what to expect at the Al Smith dinner. I like to imagine that our president is very nervous.

  4. abey
    2 years ago

    Jesus did not pray with the Pharisees, but rebuked them & that is called straight forwardness by the heart. Politics do not & will not work with Christ. It is said " Give unto Caesar that which is to Caesar & to God that which is to God" but do understand that the god of this world, the god of politics standing before the Christ does not speak unless spoken to. Prayers are meant to be prayed & not spoken.

  5. kathy
    2 years ago

    Cardinal Dolan did the right thing. Some of those people may not have ever had the chance to hear those words that may have changed some lives. Maybe a baby will be saved, or maybe someone might turn their life around because of those words. God bless you Cardinal Dolan!!!

  6. Dan
    2 years ago

    RichStine, that was quite the little string of nonsequitors you posted there. I'll address two of your points. You said first that you cannot believe that women aren't capable of making the right decisions for themselves. The fact that abortions happen proves this wrong on two levels. First, if the right decision had been made an abortion wouldn't be necessary. Second, abortion is never the right decision. Then, you listed point number two, as though it followed from point number one, that you can't force someone to become a believer in Jesus Christ. Agreed! So what? You don't have to be a believer to know that it's wrong to kill your child. Believe, don't believe, meet God some day and explain it to him yourself... All fine and good. But to say that outlawing abortion is the same as forcing conversions to Christianity is as illogical and fallacious as it gets.

  7. David W. Cooney
    2 years ago

    To all those who criticized him for even agreeing to give the prayer, Christ did not come to mingle among the just, but to lead sinners to Him. This is why Christ was often in the company of sinners. It is the duty of His priests, especially those of the episcopal rank, to follow His example. Cardinal Dolan fulfilled this duty at both conventions.

  8. Lindangel
    2 years ago

    I appreciate what Cardinal Dolan said to the "godless" Democrats during their convention. I just hope and pray that all the Bishops and priests will use the pulpit to spread the word, just how evil, Obama is and what is his real agenda. Wake up Catholics!

  9. Mary Malloy
    2 years ago

    I am still overwhelmed and devastated. Why? Saw some blogs post Democratic convention. These blogs contained some of the most hateful, and filthy commentaries directed toward Cardinal Dolan. There is no shortage of scum bags filled with filth and vengeance against him. Sadly no one was conscientious to edit out their "street gutter language.

  10. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Harold, respectfully, if you look at your last sentence, YOU made the exact same mistake that people use to "prove" Obama's really a Muslim. Should we assume it means you are too, or can we put silly accusations about his citizenship, religion, and all the other ridiculous things he's charged witrh to rest and focus on the actual, REAL damage the guy's done, and the threat both he AND Romney pose going forward ?

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