As I indicated previously, Cardinal Dolan didn’t send them my book; Ignatius Press sent them my book and the cardinal kindly provided a cover letter thanking Ignatius Press for making the book available to the College of Cardinals. The plot thickens already! It is reprinted here with permission. Ed’s book is 500 pages. And in point of fact it is there now, exactly where Don Bosco indicated, i.e. It certainly isn’t uncommon for us. We do our part and pray, cardinals will choose in their own way, but the Holy Spirit will always be the protagonist who will choose all the popes. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”, Abortion…this missing message (restricting access to the Eucharist from pro-abortion politicians)—-was it delivered in a separate letter, or a memo, or only verbally, or maybe in a DETACHED cover letter? My Dear People of the Archdiocese: Ed’s book is more a candidate list, with Ed’s handicapping and speculation. Cardinal Dolan completed a three year term as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in November, 2013. Home / A Letter from Cardinal Dolan to the Archdiocese of New York. Many of you responded generously, including signing up for electronic giving through WeShare (check your parish website for details), and in April and May our parishes received close to 70% of their regular income – thank you! “It’s ridiculous. Understandably, parishes in Staten Island, The Bronx, and Manhattan must wait a few more weeks until New York City enters Phase 2 of the New York State’s re-opening process. 646-794-2997. 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It’s a shame that some people are evidently content to leave the discussion at that level.”. Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí. Catholic News Agency The editors said Cardinal Dolan had “capitulated” to the Republican Party, for having participated in a conference call with Mr. Trump. Sign up to receive a weekly email with news, analysis, and commentary from a voice you can trust! The following letter was read yesterday, on my behalf, at all the Masses offered in the Archdiocese of New York. Your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period have been admirable. “‘The Next Pope’ suggests an agenda for the Catholic future, viewed through the prism of the Office of Peter. Day was, she opposed…, While Professor Farrow's article highlights undeniable overreach from both government actors and compliant private corporations, the gist of this piece…. 13 In addition, many of the parents of our school students were unable to make tuition payments since February, due to loss of income because of layoffs, unemployment, or a drop in wages. endorsement alongside the positive “one-line cover-letter” to cardinals ATTACHED by Cardinal Dolan. Press Esc or the X to close. “It is scandalous for someone, with knowledge of the content of Cardinal Dolan’s letter, to assert or imply that Cardinal Dolan was politicking for a candidate for the next conclave. But even if it were uncommon, there is nothing scandalous about it,” Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press, told CNA, after a July 14 report from the National Catholic Reporter said that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan had sent the book, entitled “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission,” to cardinals. Criticism of Cardinal Dolan letter 'silly,' Weigel publisher says (CNA) “I am grateful to Ignatius Press for making this important reflection on the future of the Church available to the College of Cardinals,” Cardinal Timothy... Catholic Culture on July 15, 2020 The same could be said of the demonstrators, who were overwhelmingly peaceful and well intentioned, and should not be associated with those who were bent on looting and destruction. The letter said “I am grateful to Ignatius Press for making this important reflection on the future of the Church available to the College of Cardinals.”. I have promised you I will keep you posted. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Archdiocese of New York 1011 First Avenue New York, NY 10022 June 19, 2020 Dear Cardinal Dolan, May God’s peace be with you. So, even a cardinal cabal can’t cancel the indwelling Holy Spirit—who until the end of time has an active Plan B. Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí. October 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has confirmed he was among the group of 13 cardinals to sign a letter to Pope Francis expressing concern over the … I renew to you this commitment: none of the donations we receive for specific ministries of the archdiocese will be used to pay for the cost of these lawsuits. Without your support, our situation would be even more dire than it is. The following is a letter the Congregation’s General Council and Justice Coordinating Commission created for Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Dear Cardinal Dolan, We write to you as the Congregational Leadership Team and the Justice Coordinating Commission of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Eminence, “We need you more than ever”, you told President Trump publicly on May 30, 2020, in New York. Allow me to share some with you: Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the archdiocese had to support many of our parishes, schools, and other institutions that were unable to make it on their own. Even though our churches were temporarily closed for public Mass, our priests and parishes found new and innovative ways to reach out to the people, including regular contact with parishioners, graveside services, and on-line Mass. Dolan, who is known to be a longtime friend of Weigel’s, wrote a one-line cover letter when the publisher mailed the book to cardinals, Brumley told CNA. But know of my gratitude for all you do for the Church in New York. The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal, which helps fund many of the basic ministries of the archdiocese, is also down about $4 million this year, even as the needs of the people we serve are on the rise. The letter said “I am grateful to Ignatius Press for making this important reflection on the future of … But, many of our schools have very few students registered for this September, as struggling families are unable to afford tuition, even with our scholarships, and we may be looking at a significant number of school closures, something we work very hard to avoid. While vigorous debate is welcome and encouraged, please note that in the interest of maintaining a civilized and helpful level of discussion, comments containing obscene language or personal attacks—or those that are deemed by the editors to be needlessly combative or inflammatory—will not be published. Catholics are to be orthodox. “Culture warrior” and the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, The Synod and the Media: Culpable Naïveté or Shrewd Calculation? Dolan says he was particularly disturbed by a video from last weekend in Harlem that shows people throwing bottles and garbage at police cars responding to potential gunshots. All comments posted at Catholic World Report are moderated. While the National Catholic Reporter said the letter was “an apparent break with the longstanding practice that the Catholic Church’s highest prelates refrain from publicly lobbying for possible candidates for the papacy,” Brumley disagreed. Dolan as especially influential. “The cardinal electors shall further abstain from any form of pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind which could oblige them to give or deny their vote to a person or persons,” the document states. Click here to sign up for our newsletter. The rallying cry of “Black Lives Matter” has echoed throughout the land, as indeed it should. Click here for more information on donating to CWR. Our teachers, administrators, and support staff from the Superintendent of Schools office all worked together to quickly transition to at-home learning. The Catholic Church is—in the words of the late Cardinal John J. O’Connor—“unambiguously pro-life,” which (of course) means Cardinal Dolan is as well, and he recognizes the president’s work on behalf of the unborn on the national and international level. I have also been moved by the heroic work done by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese and ArchCare, our healthcare ministry, in responding to the growing and changing needs of the people throughout these months. Dear Cardinal Dolan, We, the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Charity of New York, write to you not only as women religious, but as faithful members of the Archdiocese of New York. The disastrous mid-term relatio seeded confusion, conflict, and lingering bitterness at every level of the Church. I have been moved by the many letters, phone calls, and emails sent to me, expressing your longing to be able to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist, telling me of your admiration for your parish priest, or offering your support for your parish and the archdiocese as we deal with the financial implications of the coronavirus shutdown. Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York: Cardinal Dolan, in a homily he offered earlier this month at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, remembered NYPD officers who have lost their lives to suicide in recent months and offered consolation to the family members, friends and colleagues who mourn them. The book “draws lessons from the papacies of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, each of whom I have known personally and with each of whom I have been in serious conversation,” Weigel said. Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York 452 Madison Ave New York, New York, 10022. In point of fact that boy became Pope Pius XI. You write that “the Holy Spirit will always be the protagonist who will choose [?] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joseph Zwilling. In 2002, noted Vatican journalist John Allen published “Conclave,” which looked at how cardinal electors might weigh the factors that go into choosing a papal candidate, and that offered a list of 20 likely candidates for the office. A letter to priests in the archdiocese about the scheduling of Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day said Cardinal Dolan has given parishes permission for 2020 to celebrate the first Mass of Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. When I wrote to you in March, I shared with you that ordinary parish income was down by 50%. It also suggests yet another book—-another non-fiction perhaps entitled “The Mystery of Catholic Cover Letters: Attached and Detached”. When Saint John Bosco was at St Peter’s Basilica one day because the Pope wanted to hear from him the great graces God was bestowing upon him, he told those around him that in the particular niche he pointed to, one day there would be his statue. One episode would be the mysterious communication to Mr. McCarrick (then archbishop of Washington DC), and from Cardinal Ratzinger (then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)—and intended surely (?) It’s like third graders are running the place. Many of our generous supporters, like the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and the Alfred E. Smith Foundation, stepped forward to help bridge the gap for the remainder of the school year. Accattoli was a long-time Vatican journalist, retired in 2008, who wrote several books on the state and needs of the Church during the pontificates of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Parishioners of the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York have petitioned New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan to "speak boldly" on the matters of racism and white supremacy. – but the reality is that the sin and evil of racism continues to haunt our society, and, sadly, it too often appears that, for some, Black lives don’t matter, or don’t matter enough. ): this time perhaps George Weigel’s disseminated job description in “The Next Pope”, plus a short-list of both likely names and their resumes, from Edward Pentin and his lay collaborators. Cardinal Dolan could not be reached for comment before publication. “There are no candidates discussed at all, and there is absolutely no discussion of conclave politics. Criticism of Cardinal Dolan Letter ‘Silly,’ Weigel Publisher Says I am no fan of the neoCon/neoCath Weigel, but this is a great example of NCR's modernist lies in an effort to sow division amongst Catholics! We write to you as a group of concerned Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York in response to your letter dated June 12, 2020 to the Archdiocese of New York. Or that the book is politicking for a candidate for the next conclave,” Brumley told CNA. June 12, 2020 Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. That's what Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, said, in part, in a 2018 letter to the Catholics of New York City. I share all of this information, not to criticize or appeal for sympathy, but because you deserve to know the truth, especially if we, as an archdiocese, need to make some difficult decisions in the months ahead. Enter a search request and press enter. The Clowns parade at the National Catholic Reporter proceeds apace. “And I don’t recall John Paul II, Benedict XVI, or Francis, during our personal conversations, ever suggesting that it was presumptuous for a layman to offer them counsel; which only makes sense, as they had asked me to tell them the truth as I understood it,” Weigel added. In July 2004 Ratzinger wrote: “Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia…. Having succeed, director Patty Jenkins…, The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission,, Criticism of Cardinal Dolan letter ‘silly,’ Weigel publisher says - Catholic Mass Search, Criticism of Cardinal Dolan letter ‘silly,’ Weigel publisher says | Catholic Canada, Trump praises St. Thomas Becket as martyr for religious freedom, The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 5-19. So if anyone was struck ‘speechless’ by Cardinal Dolan ‘sending’ them a book, they ought to look again at his letter and read it accurately this time.”. “The cardinal then went on Fox News to thank Trump for his sensitivity to ‘the feelings of the religious community,’” the letter lamented. In 2004, writer Paul Elie characterized his book as “a polemic against what Hebblethwaite….saw as the interminable misrule of John Paul II.”. May 1, 2020. Daily Mass began earlier this week in the parishes of the archdiocese in Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam counties, and Sunday Mass will begin in those same counties this Sunday, June 14, providentially the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi! As a Catholic, I cannot endorse your statement. Editor's Note: The following is a letter written by Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Of his book, Weigel said “I hope it helps facilitate just that kind of reasoned, prudent discussion,” even while its focus is a set of broad reflections on the life and mission of the papacy, and the Church. This went out today to priests of the Archdiocese of New York, from Cardinal Dolan. which later was leaked to the press. A Letter from Cardinal Dolan to the Archdiocese of New York. Edward Pentin is issuing a book via Sophia Institute Press virtually identical in tone (and even Title) to Weigel’s. Dear Cardinal Dolan, We write to you as the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Cardinal Dolan signals Trump support by praying at GOP convention (Your letters) Updated Aug 20, 2020; Posted Aug 20, 2020 Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledges the audience. “Mr. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Tuesday that the desire to take down monuments and … I am happy that our neighbors in the Diocese of Rockville Centre will be joining us in offering the sacrament at this time, so wherever you are, you can stop in and find a priest ready and eager to hear your confession. I have made many friends in the NYPD and in other law enforcement agencies throughout the archdiocese. Despite his position, the record would seem to indicate no particular dynamism or notable accomplishment that would bring him to the fore of attention as a papabile. all the popes.” Or, does the protagonist/Holy Spirit only inspire (but not dictate), while the cardinals (with feet of clay) still have the vote? The particular selection can cut against the grain, but every new pope is still barred minimally from officially affirming heresy (even Alexander VI [! In which case, the sovereign promise of the Holy Spirit still remains—to preserve the Church intact. Hebblethwaite was a laicized priest and journalist who, in 1995, wrote a book entitled “The Next Pope: An Enquiry,” that offered a sharp criticism of the papacy of John Paul II, and suggested what his successor might do. You have made a difference. George’s book is more an agenda of things to be done, with analysis of the present situation and how the next pope ought to address the problems and seize the opportunities. If I had to speculate, I would have to say we probably not heard much from or about the next Pope yet. Cardinal Dolan’s critics embarrass themselves with their feeble arguments. The National Catholic Reporter’s negative complaint actually serves as an unwitting (of course!) As we seek to confront the sin in our own lives – whatever that sin might be – we need conversion of heart, and the grace and mercy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Hebblethwaite was a Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. How “normal”, really, was the old normal? “A ‘speechless’ cardinal may be something of an ontological impossibility, and in any event these ‘speechless’ cardinals seemed to find their voices when they wanted to. This incredible office carries much responsibility and a great deal of public witness to the Catholic faith. Instead, he said it attempts to reflect on how the Church, and the papacy, can continue the mission of the New Evangelization in the decades to come. By […]. Therefore, as we begin to return to Mass, we will celebrate Reconciliation Friday this June 19, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The following letter was sent to Cardinal Dolan on May 13, 2020, by the Sisters of Charity Leadership Team. What a bunch of fools. Would that the NCReporter lend its eagle eye to the denizens of the Sankt Gallen Mafia and their confection. And the Reporter itself—-who surely approved—-has already offered early book material: Our Reconciliation Monday this past Lent was canceled due to the virus. “It is scandalous for someone, with knowledge of the content of Cardinal Dolan’s letter, to assert or imply that Cardinal Dolan was politicking for a candidate for the next conclave. My name is Chris O'Leary and I'm a survivor of the Catholic sex abuse crisis. A statement that made me laugh out loud, given the Cardinal Dolan that I know. If ‘The Next Pope’ helps create networks of conversation among the cardinals in which they can think together about the future of the Church, I’ll be well satisfied,” Weigel added. The letter said “I am grateful to Ignatius Press for making this important reflection on the future of the Church available to the College of Cardinals.” However, to be transparent, we, like many of you, are still facing towering financial challenges. Print. Thank you. Letter to Cardinal Dolan. In fact, those books are not the only contribution to the genre of Church analysis, to which Weigel’s book belongs, or of papal prognistication, to which Weigel’s book does not. Features, News An Open Letter To Cardinal Dolan By JOSEPH MATT Your Eminence: God has blessed you with a great gift and has chosen you for a position given to very few people in His Church — a Catholic cardinal and archbishop of New York. July 14, 2020 Of course, we must follow the advice of health professionals and limit attendance to no more than 25% of a church’s capacity, keep social distance, wear masks, and observe all of the health and safety requirements that have become such a part of our daily routines. Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York, Your contribution will help us continue to make CWR available to all readers worldwide for free, without a subscription. In addition, funerals, weddings, and baptisms can also be held once again. McCarrick is reported to have withheld from the main writing a message (a cover letter?) . Second is the regarding of Cdl. I was there as a malade, suffering from a serious illness. Your email address will not be published. I hope you will forgive the length of this letter – I had not intended to write an encyclical! In his remarks to CNA, Weigel questioned a description in the National Catholic Reporter of cardinals, who were not named in the report, left “speechless” that they had been sent the book. Suggestions to the contrary are either ignorant (meaning someone hasn’t read the book) or malicious (meaning someone has an agenda),” Weigel said July 14. between the statue of St John Baptist de la Salle and St Frances Xavier Cabrini. If you value the news and views Catholic World Report provides, please consider donating to support our efforts. The future pope: No one human being knows who it will be, but the Holy Spirit knows, and he knows all the future popes the Church will have until the end of the world. And I was shocked to hear that Cardinal Dolan will open the Republican National Convention.. As a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, you have taken sides, whether you like it or not. “The College of Cardinals has not met as a group since February 2014. Yes, of course, all lives matter – is there a more basic truth of our faith that we are all made in the image and likeness of God? Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Don Bosco told that boy that one day he would become Pope. I had just entered the small sacristy to prepare for Mass at the Grotto when the large figure inside the door turned around. Our past, present and future are all present before God and they have been present before him from ever and will remain present before him forever. The Mass from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has reached tens of thousands of people each week! Almost always a negative yardstick. Dolan, who is known to be a longtime friend of Weigel's, wrote a one-line cover letter when the publisher mailed the book to cardinals, Brumley told CNA. That unhappy fact is going to make the next interregnum and conclave difficult, as the members of the College really don’t know each other. First is the nonsense from the NC Reporter. I know that the vast, overwhelming majority of our law enforcement officers are good and decent people, and that we shouldn’t let the horrific acts of a few tarnish all. Timothy Cardinal Dolan is the archbishop of New York. “I also intended the book to raise the discussion of the Catholic future above the usual Twitter polemics and the all-too-abundant conspiracy theories in circulation. The cardinals can/may follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but the gift of free-will is not disrespected, not cancelled—even Mary was first asked and was free to say, “not today.”. But the synod itself was only Act One. Cardinal Dolan wrote that the PPP “was designed to help employers continue to pay its [sic] employees when the economy went into lockdown in response to … (The solemn obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be temporarily suspended.) Trump and the religious right are spreading falsehoods about New York’s law to inflame their base,” wrote Cuomo. Martin Luther King and the religious motivation for social change. However, churches in those boroughs remain open for visitation, prayer, and the sacrament of confession, and we look forward to the resumption of Mass in these parishes soon. The National Catholic Reporter’s report said that the 1996 policy on the election of a pope promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II in Universi Dominici Gregis, “expressly forbids cardinals from discussing possible papal successors.”. What an inspirational display of stewardship! Immediately recognizing you, I blurted out in surprise: “Wow! for all bishops as well as cardinals in the United States. In his interview Friday, Cardinal Dolan said he takes heat from the right and from the left, which is the price of engaging in dialogue. It is not an exaggeration to say that they are on the frontlines, finding new and creative ways to help alleviate the pain and suffering of so many people, and making real the words of Jesus, “whatever you do for your brother and sister, you do for Me.”. Confessions will be heard in all parishes of the archdiocese from 10 a.m. – Noon, and from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. With prayerful best wishes for you and your loved ones, I am, Get updates from the Archdiocese of New York, A Letter from Cardinal Dolan to the Archdiocese of New York, ChristLife, Discovering What’s the Meaning of Life, New York Catholic Bible Summit / Cumbre Bíblica Católica de Nueva York 2021, Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Vatican Guidelines on Sexual Abuse Allegations, Cathedral Preparatory High School Program, Superintendent of Schools office all worked together. For instance, the archdiocese shares $10 million per year with struggling parishes, while our schools receive $40 million in annual subsidies in order to keep their doors open. These past two weeks, all across the country, we have seen protests, marches, and demonstrations in the wake of the tragic death of  George Floyd. The book takes up Pope Francis’s invitation in Evangelii Gaudium to think about what it would mean for the Church to be ‘permanently in mission,’ and the book suggests how the Bishop of Rome can empower others (including bishops, priests, religious, and laity) to be the missionary disciples they were baptized to be,” the author added. The open letter follows: Dear Cardinal Dolan, Your recent phone call with President Trump and appearance on Fox News sends a message that Catholic leaders have aligned themselves with a president who tears apart immigrant families, denies climate change, stokes racial division and supports economic policies that hurt the poor. June 12, 2020Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There and then he turned round and saw near him a nine-year-old boy.