Cardinal Dolan challenges Milwaukee audience to defend the faith
September 06, 2013
Speaking in Milwaukee, as part of a lecture series that he inaugurated while he was archbishop there, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged the faithful to show their love for the Catholic Church despite the damage done by scandals.
“It’s not a bad idea to ‘fess up’ to the sinful side of the Church,” the cardinal told his audience at the Pallium Lecture series. He said: “In her human side the Church can be imperfect, sloppy, and corrupt. We admit her flaws, but we love her all the more because she is Christ on the Cross.”
Cardinal Dolan said that one of the most important challenges facing the Church today is the quest to win back members who have abandoned the faith. He challenged the Milwaukee audience, saying that Catholics should be prepared to do intellectual battle with secularists. “Are you prepared to defend your faith from those who would take it from us?” he asked. “That, my friends, is apologetics.”
- Timothy Dolan calls on Milwaukee Catholics to embrace church, despite flaws (Journal-Sentinel)
- Dolan: Those Who ID as Ex-Catholics a Church Issue (AP)
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Posted by: -
Sep. 06, 2013 7:34 PM ET USA
I am still trying to figure out what the evangelization endeavors are here in NY. It looks like all talk and little action.
Posted by: Defender -
Sep. 06, 2013 6:29 PM ET USA
How about dealing with "Catholic" politicians who ignore the Faith - isn't that considered defending it?