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Archbishop Dolan blasts anti-Catholicism of New York Times

Catholic World News - October 20, 2010

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has again criticized The New York Times for “the common, casual way [it] offends Catholic sensitivity, something they would never think of doing — rightly so — to the Jewish, Black, Islamic, or gay communities.”

In an October 19 blog post, the archbishop criticized the newspaper for an “insulting photograph” of a nun and for a

glowingly reviewed not-to-be missed “art” exhibit comes to us from Harvard, and is a display of posters from ACT UP. Remember them? They invaded of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to disrupt prayer, trampled on the Holy Eucharist, insulted Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger when he was here for a conference, and yelled four letter words while exposing themselves to families and children leaving Mass at the Cathedral. The man they most detested was Cardinal John O’Connor, who, by the way, spent many evenings caring quietly for AIDS patients, and, when everyone else ran from them, opened units for them at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center and St. Clare’s Hospital. Too bad for him. One of the posters in this “must see” exhibit is of Cardinal O’Connor, in the form of a condom, referred to as a “scumbag,” the “art” there in full view in the photograph above the gushing review in our city’s daily.

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  • Posted by: Steve214 - Oct. 20, 2010 6:36 PM ET USA

    Sometimes, I get a request to subscribe. I just put a little note telling them that they are selling anti-Catholic garbage. Awfully nice of them to pay the postage, no?

  • Posted by: GUY F. - Oct. 20, 2010 10:12 AM ET USA

    It is with good reason that even for the decades we were in the New York area we never purchased the NY [anti Catholic] Times. If more of the faithful voted by not buying the rag maybe it would notice and be more even handed as it is for all other beliefs. Guy F.

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