Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our October expenses ($33,317 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,683.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels 20 hours ago
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? 21 hours ago
Oh, that sort of misconduct [UPDATED] September 29
Don’t worry about terrorism; worry about workplace violence? September 29
Doing Great Things for Christ September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30