I’ll see your Cardinal Dolan and raise you a …Cardinal Dolan

by Datechguy | August 28th, 2012

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I'll see your Cardinal Dolan and raise you a ...Cardinal Dolan

Mar­gory Egan told us all about “Catholic Watch­ers” today in the Her­ald:

Dolan also offered his ser­vices to Pres­i­dent Obama, it must be noted. But Catholic watch­ers yes­ter­day all saw this as Dolan mak­ing an offer he knew would be refused since numer­ous Catholic groups are suing the Obama admin­is­tra­tion over con­tra­cep­tive man­dates in Obamacare.

If only those ever so smart “Catholic Watch­ers” knew that Catholic believ­ers and lead­ers like Dolan actual think they would not have been blind­sided by this lit­tle announce­ment.

Tim­o­thy Car­di­nal Dolan, arch­bishop of New York, has accepted an invi­ta­tion to deliver the clos­ing prayer at next week’s Demo­c­ra­tic National Con­ven­tion,” USCCB spokesman Joseph Zwill­ing said in a state­ment first obtained by Com­mon­weal mag­a­zine. “As was pre­vi­ously announced, he will also be offer­ing the clos­ing prayer at the Repub­li­can con­ven­tion on Thurs­day of this week.

Cap­tain Ed employs a tad of Snark

At the time, Obama cam­paign offi­cials said they would have a high-​ranking Catholic offer­ing a prayer in Char­lotte. That turns out to be … Tim­o­thy Car­di­nal Dolan

before demon­strat­ing that both he

The role of a bishop should be to pro­mote dia­logue, not to shut it down; to pro­mote prayer every­where and among all, not to selec­tively engage in it; and to remind peo­ple that faith is larger than politics.

and the Anchoress:

And there are lessons in what he is doing, for any­one will­ing to look:

1) He’s teach­ing that the shep­herd must be in the field with all the sheep, even as they are war­ring. He must be there for the recal­ci­trant ones over there in the left field; and the skit­tish, dis­trust­ful ones in the right field. Maybe all of the sheep are out to give the shep­herd a hard time, but he’s still got to be there, doing what he can, gen­tly but force­fully, or they all per­ish to wolves and oppor­tunis­tic predators.

2) If a man can’t even be in a room with some peo­ple with­out caus­ing hys­te­ria and hyper­ven­ti­la­tion among other peo­ple, then every­one needs to take a freak­ing breath.

3) Jesus went out among the sick and sin­ful — and we’ve got plenty of sick and sin­ful all over the place; no par­ti­san tag required. And no, he did not treat the sick and the sin­ful the way he treated the mon­ey­chang­ers. Let’s remem­ber that when he acted out in the tem­ple, he was doing it with an author­ity that no one on earth pos­sesses. So, those of you who will be sat­is­fied with noth­ing less than Dolan mak­ing a corded whip and scourg­ing your polit­i­cal oppo­nents? You’re out of luck.

…clearly under­stand what faith and the mis­sion of the church is.

Mean­while why the rever­sal by the DNC? Why risk the absolute wrath of the San­dra Fluke’s the Fem­i­nists and so many on the left that will be absolutely out­raged at his appear­ance of a cham­pion of life and an oppo­nent to so many there. Why risk hav­ing to restrain the crowd from mak­ing any kind of floor demon­stra­tion dur­ing his prayer?

I sus­pect it has some­thing to do with this story:

The Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee is rais­ing a num­ber of eye­brows after choos­ing to pro­ceed with host­ing Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Fri­day of its convention,

and a desire to replace this image of the Demo­c­rat National Con­ven­tion:

with this one

It’s that simple.

Exit ques­tion for Margery Egan, if the choice of Car­di­nal Dolan was:

a damn­ing pick for Mitt Romney

what would she call it for Barack Obama?

Update: Insta­lanche, thanks Glenn, and a hat tip to Right Wing Granny who says this:

…well, these “Indige­nous Mus­lims” (what­ever that means) are going to hold their event some 3.5 mi. away from the actual DNC. They are not part of it or endorsed by it (DNC hasn’t con­demned them either, for appro­pri­at­ing their name and giv­ing a false impres­sion).
They’d like peo­ple to believe they are part of the DNC, but the whole rea­son they have to hold their event that far away from the actual con­ven­tion is pre­cisely because they weren’t invited to be part of it.
So, they’re really a bunch of wannabes. And I’d be very sur­prised if they got a frac­tion of 20,000 peo­ple to attend.
Smoke and mir­rors – bad peo­ple, to be sure (Siraj Wahaj), but not actu­ally part of the DNC.

Doesn’t mat­ter it’s the pic­tures that peo­ple remember.

Oh and DaW­ife asked me to shake DaTip­Jar as things are REALLY tight this month and if DaMamma isn’t happy, nobody’s happy




Update 2: Missed out the Hotair link, fixed. Sorry Ed

Update 3: Lisa Graas dis­agrees on both speak­ing engag­ments think­ing it should be left to local bish­ops but absolutely NAILS it here.

Remem­ber, our iden­tity is in Jesus Christ, not dis­or­ders, not polit­i­cal par­ties, not any­thing else. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

Margory Egan told us all about “Catholic Watchers” today in the Herald:

Dolan also offered his services to President Obama, it must be noted. But Catholic watchers yesterday all saw this as Dolan making an offer he knew would be refused since numerous Catholic groups are suing the Obama administration over contraceptive mandates in Obamacare.

If only those ever so smart “Catholic Watchers” knew that Catholic believers and leaders like Dolan actual think they would not have been blindsided by this little announcement.

“Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York, has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing prayer at next week’s Democratic National Convention,” USCCB spokesman Joseph Zwilling said in a statement first obtained by Commonweal magazine. “As was previously announced, he will also be offering the closing prayer at the Republican convention on Thursday of this week.

Captain Ed employs a tad of Snark

At the time, Obama campaign officials said they would have a high-ranking Catholic offering a prayer in Charlotte. That turns out to be … Timothy Cardinal Dolan

before demonstrating that both he

The role of a bishop should be to promote dialogue, not to shut it down; to promote prayer everywhere and among all, not to selectively engage in it; and to remind people that faith is larger than politics.

and the Anchoress:

And there are lessons in what he is doing, for anyone willing to look:

1) He’s teaching that the shepherd must be in the field with all the sheep, even as they are warring. He must be there for the recalcitrant ones over there in the left field; and the skittish, distrustful ones in the right field. Maybe all of the sheep are out to give the shepherd a hard time, but he’s still got to be there, doing what he can, gently but forcefully, or they all perish to wolves and opportunistic predators.

2) If a man can’t even be in a room with some people without causing hysteria and hyperventilation among other people, then everyone needs to take a freaking breath.

3) Jesus went out among the sick and sinful — and we’ve got plenty of sick and sinful all over the place; no partisan tag required. And no, he did not treat the sick and the sinful the way he treated the moneychangers. Let’s remember that when he acted out in the temple, he was doing it with an authority that no one on earth possesses. So, those of you who will be satisfied with nothing less than Dolan making a corded whip and scourging your political opponents? You’re out of luck.

…clearly understand what faith and the mission of the church is.

Meanwhile why the reversal by the DNC? Why risk the absolute wrath of the Sandra Fluke’s the Feminists and so many on the left that will be absolutely outraged at his appearance of a champion of life and an opponent to so many there. Why risk having to restrain the crowd from making any kind of floor demonstration during his prayer?

I suspect it has something to do with this story:

The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention,

and a desire to replace this image of the Democrat National Convention:

with this one

It’s that simple.

Exit question for Margery Egan, if the choice of Cardinal Dolan was:

a damning pick for Mitt Romney

what would she call it for Barack Obama?

Update: Instalanche, thanks Glenn, and a hat tip to Right Wing Granny who says this:

…well, these “Indigenous Muslims” (whatever that means) are going to hold their event some 3.5 mi. away from the actual DNC. They are not part of it or endorsed by it (DNC hasn’t condemned them either, for appropriating their name and giving a false impression).
They’d like people to believe they are part of the DNC, but the whole reason they have to hold their event that far away from the actual convention is precisely because they weren’t invited to be part of it.
So, they’re really a bunch of wannabes. And I’d be very surprised if they got a fraction of 20,000 people to attend.
Smoke and mirrors – bad people, to be sure (Siraj Wahaj), but not actually part of the DNC.

Doesn’t matter it’s the pictures that people remember.

Oh and DaWife asked me to shake DaTipJar as things are REALLY tight this month and if DaMamma isn’t happy, nobody’s happy




 

Update 2: Missed out the Hotair link, fixed. Sorry Ed

Update 3: Lisa Graas disagrees on both speaking engagments thinking it should be left to local bishops but absolutely NAILS it here.

Remember, our identity is in Jesus Christ, not disorders, not political parties, not anything else. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

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