US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan Returning To NYC Following Elevation In Rome (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Cardinal Dolan’s mom got to meet the Pope. He told her, “You look too young to be the mother of a cardinal.” She said, “Are you speaking infallibly?” (nypost.com)
- Cardinal Dolan Has Audience With The Pope As Trip To The Vatican Winds Down (newyork.cbslocal.com)
“Kathleen Sebelius and through her, the Obama Administration, have said “To Hell with You” to the Catholic faithful of the United States.”
- To Hell with your religious beliefs,
- To Hell with your religious liberty,
- To Hell with your freedom of conscience.
“We’ll give you a year, they are saying, and then you have to knuckle under. As Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded, “in effect, the President is saying that we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”
My Cardinal-Elect and esteemed Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan – I will follow what he says, until the day I die.
HOWEVER: I will ask that God bless Kathleen Sibelius, and Obama, but I am not in good conscience required to obey them. They are not people I voted for, nor do I pledge allegiance to them. I am an American Citizen, and their Actions, are Un-American, and violate my correctly formed, Catholic Conscience. They are chumps, here today, and gone tomorrow. When their rules, violate God given freedoms, I don’t have to obey them. Plain. Simple. Period. They are in contempt of Congress and the Citizens of the United States, and I will not obey such people. They hold Catholic Faithful and Catholic Dogma’s in contempt. And, that is PURE EVIL, and a violation of my Religious Freedoms.
I made Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s Photograph bigger, by my choice. The other two play minor, very minor roles, in my life, and the lives of the American People, who hold them in contempt of their God-given rights, as well. I ask God to bless them with repentance, and I ask God to replace them, with People who will respect my rights, and that of other Catholics, and other religions.
1 First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human,
who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony, at the proper time.
For this I was appointed preacher and apostle (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying), teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.
Similarly, (too,) women should adorn themselves with proper conduct, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hairstyles and gold ornaments, or pearls, or expensive clothes,
but rather, as befits women who profess reverence for God, with good deeds.
A woman must receive instruction silently and under complete control.
I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man. She must be quiet.
For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
Further, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed.
But she will be saved through motherhood, provided women persevere in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
The following is a statement from Archbishop Timothy Dolan and the bishops of New York State:
The passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage leaves us deeply disappointed and troubled.
We strongly uphold the Catholic Church’s clear teaching that we always treat our homosexual brothers and sisters with respect, dignity and love. But we just as strongly affirm that marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a lifelong, loving union that is open to children, ordered for the good of those children and the spouses themselves. This definition cannot change, though we realize that our beliefs about the nature of marriage will continue to be ridiculed, and that some will even now attempt to enact government sanctions against churches and religious organizations that preach these timeless truths.
We worry that both marriage and the family will be undermined by this tragic presumption of government in passing this legislation that attempts to redefine these cornerstones of civilization.
Our society must regain what it appears to have lost – a true understanding of the meaning and the place of marriage, as revealed by God, grounded in nature, and respected by America’s foundational principles.”
+Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York
+Howard J. Hubbard
Bishop of Albany
Bishop of Brooklyn
+Edward U. Kmiec
Bishop of Buffalo
+Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg
+Matthew H. Clark
Bishop of Rochester
+William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre
+Robert J. Cunningham
Bishop of Syracuse