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Cardinal Dolan offered to lead prayer at Democratic convention, too

August 24, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who will offer a closing benediction at the Republican Party's national convention next week, offered to lead prayers for the Democratic convention as well. His offer was ignored.

A spokesman for the New York archdiocese revealed that Cardinal Dolan, the president of the US bishops' conference, informed Democratic convention organizers that he would be pleased to deliver an invocation at their event, which will be held in September. Party leaders did not respond to the cardinal's message.


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  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 28, 2012 12:09 AM ET USA

    They might not like him.

  • Posted by: impossible - Aug. 27, 2012 11:50 PM ET USA

    Has no one joined me in asking Cardinal Dolan to reschedule the Al Smith Dinner to a date after the 2012 election is finalized? Come on folks; that's a good resolution of the issue.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Aug. 25, 2012 2:23 PM ET USA

    This is good news -- here's one bishop "who speaks the truth" when he claims to be non-partisan. Just telling!

  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 24, 2012 7:26 PM ET USA

    Hmmmm ......... I wonder why the Democrats don't want someone who speaks the truth about the word of God to be speaking at their convention. Just asking!