Saturday, February 23, 2013

Frank Cocozzelli on Cardinal Timothy Dolan as "Neocon Cheerleader"

As a complement to what I posted earlier today about the statement of the German Catholic bishops re: the morning-after pill and rape cases, and the abysmal lack of pastoral and credible moral leadership on the past of the U.S. bishops, here's an excerpt from a hard-hitting essay by Frank Cocozzelli on Cardinal Dolan, president of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference, as a "neocon cheerleader":

For all of his jovial outward appearances, Gotham’s prelate is a vicious culture warrior. For example, when the Opus Dei bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Robert Finn, was taking heat from the group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), he joined Bill Donohue and the Catholic League in waging a scorched earth campaign against them, designed to drain it of money while scaring potential victims from cooperating with SNAP.  Novak, it should be noted, serves on the Catholic League’s Board of Advisors, along with other Catholic neocons. The Cardinal has also gone to war against the Affordable Care Act while blunting Catholic criticism of GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand, libertarian-inspired budget plan.

As always, Frank is absolutely right.

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