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“Catholics for Equality” on the Election of Archbishop Dolan

November 17th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

If you need any further reassurance that the election of Archbishop Dolan to the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a good thing for orthodoxy, check out the following from a press release issued by “Catholics for Equality” (homosexual dissent group):

“Catholics for Equality is concerned about the anti-equality direction of the U.S. Catholic bishops in their election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York as the new president, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville as vice-president, of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This election broke the long-standing tradition of elevating the current vice-president.

Catholics for Equality Board member Rev. Tony Adams said, “following their tradition would have meant electing a noted social justice champion, Bishop Kicanas of Tucson, to lead the Catholic Church in America. Instead, the bishops chose two outspoken opponents of pro-equality civil rights measures.” Both men are leaders against civil rights equality in their states and across the country.

Board member and political strategist Aniello Alioto said, “this election broadens the gap between the people of the Catholic Church in America and the increasingly uncharitable demands of the Pope in Rome. It also threatens the broad American consensus that began with the election of President John F. Kennedy, allowing American Catholics to contribute more fully to the common good as both Americans and as Catholics. We are concerned that this election will result in a shift from the pastoral nature of American Catholicism to efforts to politicize in America the will of Rome.”

May Archbishop Dolan’s three year term be a productive one. Deo Gratias!

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3 Responses to ““Catholics for Equality” on the Election of Archbishop Dolan”

  1. avatar Mike says:

    “We are concerned that this election will result in a shift from the pastoral nature of American Catholicism to efforts to politicize in America the will of Rome.”

    This “pastoral nature of American Catholicism,” the onset of which Alioto seems to equate with the election of John F. Kennedy, has resulted in tens of thousands of priests and nuns forsaking their vows, the closure of thousands of Catholic parishes and schools, a dearth of seminarians and two generations of dismally catechized laity.

    It is high time we shifted away from this.

  2. avatar Scott W. says:

    Board member and political strategist Aniello Alioto said, “this election broadens the gap between the people of the Catholic Church in America and the increasingly uncharitable demands of the Pope in Rome.

    Freudian slip I’d say. Dissidents are supposed to pretend the USCCB is just another conference promoting bishop collegiality and not let on that it is meant to be a Vatican foil.

  3. avatar Nerina says:

    The liberal hissy fit over the election of +Archbishop Dolan continues. From Fr. Z’s blog:

    “Sr. Maureen Fiedler says “we now have our very own Catholic version of the ‘Tea Party’ movement””

    That is an LOL comment if I’ve ever seen one.


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