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Archbishop Dolan explains why 60 percent of American Catholics are out of touch with the Church Comments

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 60 percent of American Catholics feel the Church is "out of touch" with their views. George Stephanopoulos asked Archbishop Timothy Dolan about these numbers, and Dolan explained his feelings on the issue. Continue Reading

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  1. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago


  2. Clinton C Somerton
    1 year ago

    God bless Cardinal Dolan! I am so grateful to God for his courageous leadership in the face of tremendous secular hostility in the so-called "Culture Wars".

    I would comment, though, that the reason he, like many of us Christians, seems to have difficulty articulating the Church's position on "gay marriage" is that, perhaps in an effort to be gentle, he does not explicitly call homosexualism what it is: a sin against the Order of God's Creation, a spiritual deception of the Evil One, or to use materialist parlance, a psychological disorder that people need to be delivered and healed from. We need to recognize that no one "is" a homosexual; rather, in response to homosexual impulses -- often relentless and obsessive -- some people accept and assume the persona of "a homosexual" and are unable to see their identify beyond this deceptive framework or role. If the Church can't see beyond this deception either, how can it fulfill its mission to be a "fisher of men" that sets captives free?

    In my examination of conscience booklet, I am asked this question: "Have I tried to look on all people as God looks on them?" As Christians, it is our duty to see beyond the false masks and labels of LGBT ideology -- I might say LGBT spirituality. Otherwise, we'll always sound a little like were grasping at straws to explain the Church's position of homosexualism and its pretending to "marriage", and we won't be very credible -- perhaps least of all to ourselves.

    Happy Easter to all! The Lord is Risen indeed!

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