Archbishop Dolan to imitate Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop Sheen, assume more public role
October 28, 2009
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Six months after his installation in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has pledged to assume a more public role in the media, following in the footsteps of Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Cardinal John O’Connor.
“My professor, John Tracy Ellis, used to say: ‘There’s never been anybody who’s been able to communicate the timeless truths of the Catholic religion to a very timely culture, namely the United States, like Fulton Sheen – without diluting any of the essentials of our Catholic Faith,” said Archbishop Dolan. “He was able to present it in an eminently attractive way and that has always inspired me.”
“I would never pretend to be like him,” he added. “I would never pretend to have his culture and bearing, but I would have to say that he’s an inspiration to me… to bring the immutable truths of the Catholic faith to a very changing culture and society.”
Archbishop Dolan also pledged to offer Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral every Sunday at 10:15 as well as weekday mornings at 7:30.
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