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Cardinal Dolan angry after legislators renege on tax credits for private schools

Catholic World News - April 10, 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has written to 70,000 families in the New York archdiocese, expressing bitter disappointment that the state legislature did not approve tax credits for parents of children in parochial schools.

The cardinal said that he is “frustrated, disappointed, and angry,” and still does not understand why promises by New York politicians had not been honored. “Well with some chagrin, I have to admit that a ‘done deal’ in Albany apparently does not mean what you and I think it means – that something will actually get done,” he

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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Apr. 11, 2014 2:02 PM ET USA

    These are not your father's Democrats, Cardinal Dolan. You get what you vote for. Time to advise your Catholic flock about the lessons of electing the Party of Death. Just so happens that we have a once-in-a-NY-lifetime pro-life God-given gift from heaven running for Governor, Rob Astorino. How about giving us lots of photo ops with Astorino - signaling your joyful exuberance at a genuinely trustworthy politician.

  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Apr. 11, 2014 11:04 AM ET USA

    The NY legislature is heavily Dem. The assembly is 105-44 Dem. This issue will never pass there. The NY City Council is 48-3 Dem and portends big trouble for the good AB. The Dems are traditional Catholic. Both Cuomo and de Blasio are very antagonistic to the views of the conservative Cardinal. I support Dolan's efforts. Of course, Cath schools deserve support. Nevertheless, gay marriage and abortion rights preclude Dem support for the views of the AB and these are Catholics.

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 11, 2014 2:32 AM ET USA

    You would think that after the same sex marriage fiasco, et al, that the cardinal would know better, especially it seems with the many "representatives" who don't really represent the people. If the cardinal would implement the canons that he and the other bishops refuse to use(which I thought they also had to abide by) things might be different. Maybe a dinner would help?

  • Posted by: filioque - Apr. 10, 2014 10:53 PM ET USA

    After his experience over Obamacare with the President, I would think the Cardinal would know better than to think there is such a thing as a "done deal" with a politician. He would do better to find ways to provide Catholic schooling without depending on the state.

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