By Diogenes (articles ) | May 03, 2010 9:05 AM
It's odd that Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York doesn't know where Andrew Cuomo stands on abortion, yet he does know that legislators in Arizona have passed a "mean-spirited bill of doubtful constitutionality that has as its intention the expulsion of the immigrant."
We know that Archbishop Dolan has recognized serious flaws in the reporting of the New York Times. Maybe he's getting his daily updates from the Arizona Republic instead.
(For those of you unacquainted with the New York political scene-- whether or not you are archbishops-- Andrew Cuomo is attorney general of the State of New York. The Archdiocese of New York is located in the State of New York. Arizona isn't.)
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Posted by: mgreen32234 -
May. 06, 2010 12:06 PM ET USA
I'm hoping that he has a followup to this awful opinion. (And it is an opinion. Right?) If you look at many of the comments, we are smart NY sheep expecting that our shepherd will hear our baa-ing and continue the discussion.
Posted by: kman -
May. 04, 2010 2:57 PM ET USA
Archbishop Dolan calls the bill "mean-spirited"...and progressives call the Church's position on various moral isues "mean spirited." When people want to speak out against something they tend to stumble into the same old traps of lazy speech and thought. I expected better from someone well trained in philosophy.
Posted by: Frodo1945 -
May. 04, 2010 10:53 AM ET USA
The government of the people, by the people, and for the people has one major responsibility - to secure the rights of its citizens. I wish the bishops would join the citizens of this nation in calling on our government to do its duty.
Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 -
May. 04, 2010 7:48 AM ET USA
The USCCB is always willing to "work with" Democrat politicians and legislation (including Obama) because they feel that Dems agree with them on 90% of the issues (ie, the wealth redistribution, open borders, welfare state expansion favored by the socialist justice crowd) except for those pesky life, marriage, and sexual morality issues. When it comes to Republicans, they ignore the areas of agreement surrounding life, marriage, and sexual morality and are not so willing to work with them.
Posted by: Miss Cathy -
May. 04, 2010 3:57 AM ET USA
I'm waiting for the Bishops to explain how sacrificing the human dignity of the citizens of Arizona by excusing those who traffic drugs and human beings into our country is "just". If my property, my life, my community and my family are threatened by such an activity, not only do I consider it a right, but an obligation to fight it.
Posted by: sky6a415 -
May. 03, 2010 6:29 PM ET USA
The Archbishop of New York should show his concern and knowledge of geography by boycotting Arizona Ice Tea (which I believe is made in Brooklyn).
Posted by: adamah -
May. 03, 2010 2:34 PM ET USA
I've been noticing a trend: The less a bishop knows about something the more he speaks out and the more a bishop (should) know about something the less he speaks out. Just an observation.