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  • Francisco
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Thank you, Fr.
    Pray for me, please :)

  • Sarah Krans
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Thank you!!

  • Stephen G. Davis Sr.
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Your Eminence, this is an excellent summation of the events. Thank you for your concise and thoughtful statement. May God continue to bless you as you lead us.
    Steve

    • Kathleen Champion
      August 1, 2013 Reply

      I agree with you Stephen. Thanks Cardinal Dolan, a refreshing summation indeed.
      God bless you abundantly this day! u too Stephen.

  • Linda D
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Thank you Cardinal Dolan for your refreshing insights! And for your STYLE!

  • Bob Pegritz
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Cardinal Dolan has got this right. You cannot read what he said here above and omit the parts that are uncomfortable. Read the entire text. View the video from CBS This Morning. He’s got it right. God bless you Cardinal Dolan.

  • Sherri G
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Love the sinner…..we all have areas in which we fail. We recognize that we need
    to turn ourselves toward Jesus and his teachings. That is each mans’
    responsibility.

  • Andre M Paul
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Bright and refreshing words in a world of staleness. Welaiek/Thankyou

  • Richard A. Nordvold
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Your Eminence:
    Thank you for your comments. As usual, you are right on the mark. I was blown away by the EWTN coverage of WYD 2013 and the joy that was so evident on Copacabana Beach. What an incredible experience even though we were several thousand miles from the action. We actually felt it here in Minnesota! In your own words, Way to Go!

  • diannemarie
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    yeah for all of us!

  • Rodney Ferris
    July 31, 2013 Reply

    Thank you dear Father, your steady view is so reassuring. The media is so tedious !

  • Ridge Sink
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Bravo, Cardinal Dolan! The Pope is bringing Christ and His message of love, forgiveness, hope, and joy to the forefront of the Catholic Church. His message of Evangelization is simply Christ call to us all, one that has often been lost in the “noise” of the modern world. God bless you for having the courage to speak out as you have. Christ is certainly pleased with what His Pope and Cardinal of NY are evangelizing to His people. I also think He may have had a chuckle with your final note of “revolutionary”.

  • Kevin N.
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Well said sir.

  • Erin Crawford
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    As a participant at WYD I was without technology for the duration of my trip till the final day; when we stayed at a hotel. It was shocking to see how the media focused versus what my fellow pilgrims and I were focused on.

  • Connecticut Catholic Corner
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Mercy is wonderful and needed, but so is the Church called to JUDGE. To me the that was the key word ‘judge’ and it called to mind 1 Cor. 5:12 where Sacred Scripture teaches the Church IS to judge ALL inside the Church and let God judge those outside the Church. No?

  • Caritas
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for the CLARIFICATION…
    God Bless you

  • Kathryn Forrester Thro
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Thank you, Your Eminence for expressing things so wisely and succinctly. It must have been an exhilarating experience overall, and all the more reason for the Holy Father to focus on God’s Divine Mercy. Once we begin to even have an inkling of that Glorious Mercy, we cannot contain the urge to reach out and share it with the world!

  • Judy
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Thank you. Beautifully stated in love.

  • Cindy
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Thank you Cardinal Dolan for writing this. Thank you for always allowing the Holy Spirit to shine so brightly through you. Thank you for being such a strong voice for the Catholic Church. You do a wonderful job when speaking to reporters. May Our Blessed Mother continue to watch over and bless all of our Priests and Religious and always allow us to the the Heart of Jesus in all. It is all Satan that disortes the truth in the media God Bless you

  • Sr. Ann Elizabeth
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    I truly love you Cardinal Dolan. I enjoy reading your commentary daily. I find our new Pontiff a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed hearing that what he said was to remember the poor. I have always said all are welcomed at my Father’s Table as long as you believe and come with a penitent heart

  • Peter
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Your remarks appear as a challenge to the Pope and a power grab. To discount his remarks as a “high” from his trip sound condescending and like you are clinging to the philosophy of hate and denial. Your words seem to be the old school grasping for oxygen while a new leader is being more Christ-like than anyone has seen in a while. He says he is not here to judge or say who can seek God, he preaches care for the poor and he preaches humility. Who else does this sound like. He lives in an apartment not the Apostolic Palace and wants to be with the people. Perhaps you should take a clue from him and try love, poverty and humility,. Let go of your palace, take care of the poor yourself instead of your staff, and become a priest again. Please. Blessings, Peter

  • Jahouk@att.net
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Another good article from Cardinal Dolan.

    Julie

  • Msgr. Michael H. Soul
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Pope Francis says (from your blog):
    Mercy, he claims, is not just for those who show-up. No, says the world’s parish priest, “We shouldn’t just wait for the wounded to come to us; we go out and reach for them.” You show me no mercy, you have been informed of me and the situation you do nothing but lie to me. You lack of actions on this matter convict you.

    Righteous indignation It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. You and the other 7 Cardinal’s as well as Pope Francis have shown me and the Holy Spirit nothing but injustice and a “I don’t care” attitude towards the truth. Pope Francis speaks of how he and others too have to show mercy to others.

    The church is too to be a just church I have received no justice from the church again you lie to me.

    Well this wounded one came to you personally and others and still comes to you and every priest in the church and I get nothing from you and all the others but “defended by your silence” this falls into the category of “hypocrisy” – if the shoe fits, which it does, wear it, or get a new pair of shoes.

    You nor he nor any of you that know of this within the Church have not shown me or the Holy Spirit etc.. Scott any mercy or justice making you hypocrites and lairs all.
    I rebuke you and every one of you, and everybody all the way up to Pope Francis himself.

  • John McCarthy
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Well said, Cardinal Dolan….Timely and important…Bravo!!

  • Florence Stanowski
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    I believe that Pope Francis is a gift from God, his sense of what Our Lord had in mind when he came to earth gathered his disciples together (Apostles) to spread the word is very much what he (Pope Francis) is preaching now. Hopefully things will change for the better and will bring many Catholics that have left the church back, and hopefully convert some non-believers to our faith.

  • Ron
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    I Love this Pope and I also Love you Father, But another issue is that when the media reports fallacies the people get up in arms and start distrusting the Pope, Thus is the bigger spectrum, There are even false prophets out there that are leading Children of GOD away from the Papacy, and I figure that the prime reason is they reflect more on what the media says than the actual content of delivered messages from the Holy Father, We have to take a stand and take back our Faith and push more of the truth out to the world than the media trys to impart, Thank you very much for this blog, it is helpful

  • Karen Lyons
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Love Our Pope, because he has a Heart of Love. Jesus is love “Forgive them Lord they know not what they do” Every time we go to Confessions the Lord forgives us our sins, in thanks to Jesus. Their Jesus waits for us in Confessions because Jesus is Love. At Mass Jesus gives His Body and Blood to us because He Loves us so much He always wants to be with us. Lets show respect to Jesus and always want to be with Him in Love without sin. We are all sinners, we all need Confessions. Amen

  • Karen Lyons
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    Love our Pope, he has a heart of Love, Love everybody, because Jesus is Love. “Forgive them Lord they know not what they do” With Love we have God, and with sin we need Confessions to show respect to God and be sorry for our sin. In Thanks to Jesus’ Love for us; through Confessions, we are forgiven for our sins and we try not do them again, because Jesus loves us so much just like our Pope Francis. Amen

  • Adam
    August 1, 2013 Reply

    I feel sorry for the church, people see a glimmer of hope from Pope Francis, who was elected by God for his position, where his words concerning homosexuakity were inspired by Jesus himself, then a cardinal is the first one to clarify his statement, speaking from a place of sin and ignorance. You my friend cannot judge an action, just like the rest of us cannot, holding on to a teaching that didn’t come from Jesus himself, ludacrious, When you eventually met Jesus, I wonder if he will show you the pain you inflict on the entire LGBTQ community by your careless words and actions; the truth is I hope he doesn’t, I hope he says to you, I love everyone and if I made someone gay it was my doing, it wasn’t due to sin. In the mean time, consider if Jesus needs people to preach the Gospel as he sees it or people serving an old age agenda, that led to the collapse of the Catholic Church.

  • joan
    August 2, 2013 Reply

    The Pope is making a mess and dont ya just love it! everybody’s talking :)
    Forward my friend, march!

  • Rohanpd
    August 4, 2013 Reply

    Glory to God as He sent Pope Frances to the Vatican

  • francis mary oluoha
    August 7, 2013 Reply

    I have this question to ask your Eminence, hope it will be answered.

    Jesus Christ our redeemer have more than 12 Apostles during his ministry on earth. Some of these Disciples where women but out many of them he chose 12 to be leaders each serving different purposes. It will be recalled that only this 12 have been mentioned more in the bible because of there importance in the ministry. Only this 12 where at the table he set and said the first Mass. Only this 12 where feet washed. Only the same twelve touched the new covenant (Holy Eucharist). All this showed how important it is for men to be the leaders and priests. All through history, the church have observed the importance of this special duty of the apostles.
    Why is things changing today in opposition of what the messiah laid down. Why are having women given more privileges to serve on the sanctuary than should? Why are women allowed to touch the Eucharist as opposed to on the priest should? Why are having Eucharistic ministers whose sole duty is to distribute communion and most of all, why are the feet of women washed as opposed to what Jesus Christ did?

    Please Your Eminence help me clear this issue because am getting more confused because I can not attend the mass well again as the mass in my parish is getting me confused.

  • oligario johnson
    August 13, 2013 Reply

    The Holy Father inspire me most to become a monk and perhaps a priest if God permits, let His will be done! Please pray for me also.

 

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