Cardinal Dolan will NEVER Excommunicate His Buddy Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Cardinal Dolan sitting elephant-like on Christian hearts and souls, will NEVER excommunicate his buddy Gov. Cuomo
By Judi McLeod
“Please never use the word weigh in when I come on, I’ve asked you to avoid that,” portly Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the archdiocese of New York, told Brian Kilmeade in yesterday’s interview on Fox & Friends.
For Christian pro-lifers still reeling in shock that Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new rules that permit babies to be aborted up to the day of birth, Dolan is an elephant sitting on their hearts and souls.
“When asked whether New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should be formally excommunicated from the Catholic Church because he signed into law new rules that permit babies to be aborted up to the day of birth—what one bishop has called “infanticide”—New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said such a step “would be counterproductive.” It would give “ammo to our enemies,” he added. (CNS News, Jan. 28, 2019.)
But the cardinal and the governor have been “giving ammo” to anti-Catholic/Christian enemies for years.
“Also, when asked whether Communion should be denied to Cuomo at Mass, Dolan said such questions make him “restless,” and he’d be “uncomfortable going into that” pastoral issue. (CNS News)
How about cowardly and governor butt kissing?
Because when it comes to not taking a stand against abortion, that’s exactly what Cardinal Dolan is.
In the Jan. 28 interview Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy tried to cut to the chase, something the prevaricating cardinal never does:
“The fact (is) that the baby can be born alive and then they can terminate it. There have been calls from within the Catholic Church for Governor Cuomo to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.”
“Cardinal Dolan, head of the Archdiocese of New York, replied, “You’re telling me. I get wheelbarrows of letters every day. I think that [excommunication] would be counterproductive myself.”
“Well he’s not following Catholic doctrine,” said Doocy.
“Dolan answered, “I don’t know – but there’s my point, Steve. We would be giving ammo to our enemies who say, ‘This is an internal Catholic disciplinary matter. This is really not civil rights, this is not biology. These Catholics don’t have freedom when it comes to this.’ I think we’d be giving our enemies ammo.”
“Doocy then said, “But the Catholic Church, cardinal, stands against abortion. And here is the most prominent Catholic in the state of New York, and he’s saying, ‘Eh, this is a good thing!’”
“The Canon Law  you quoted also says you have to use it for medicinal purpose and you think there’s going to be a good effect that can come out of this,” said Cardinal Dolan.
“He continued, “We have a governor that brags about it. We have a governor who uses his dissent from Church teaching as applause lines. We have a governor that takes quotes from Pope Francis out of context to draw an artificial cleavage between the bishops of New York and the Holy Father himself. He’s [Cuomo’s] not going to be moved by this. So what would be the use?”
The use would be to stop the hypocritical Cuomo from identifying as a Catholic.
“A little later in the interview, Doocy asked, “What about denying him Communion?” (CNS News)
“Cardinal Dolan did not answer directly but said, “Well, look, that’s – I don’t rarely get restless but I am – that’s kind of a pastoral issue that I think one has to talk to him about, and I think proper people have. And I’d be uncomfortable going into that, rather spiritual and pastoral. That’s a good point. Not denying him [Communion]. He may have already said, ‘I cannot approach [Communion].’”
The undeniable truth is that Cardinal Dolan has sided with Gov. Cuomo before now, particularly when Cuomo showed up for Christmas Eve Midnight Mass back in 2014 at his cathredal with communist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in tow.
“The mayor tweeted a holiday message on Wednesday that referred to recent events that “have brought great pain to our city.” (NBC New York, Dec. 24, 2014)
“There have been frequent protests since a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Critics have argued de Blasio has not done enough to stand by police. Two officers were killed in an ambush on Saturday and de Blasio asked for protests to stop until their funerals are complete.
“The beauty and the strength of New York is that we don’t let moments like these divide us,” de Blasio said in the statement. “As we have done together as a city so many times before, we will take this moment as an opportunity not just to heal, but also to grow back stronger and more united than we’ve ever been.”
“Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered the sermon, mentioning the unrest in the city in recent weeks.
“I suppose that’s why you’re here, Mayor de Blasio, as we face tensions and divisions in our beloved city, as you and other leaders try your best to invite us to dialogue, to listen instead of shouting and to work together instead of accusing,” Dolan said.
Only months before the mayor and governor ducked out of a church function hosted by the cardinal to party with Rev. Al Sharpton. (Daily Mail, Oct. 2, 2014)
“Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio left early from a Church dinner to join a star-studded birthday celebration for Al Sharpton.
“The New York Post reports that the governor and the mayor went to receive their lashes at the annual Al Smith dinner, held in support of Catholic charities, before ducking out to wish the Reverend a happy birthday at the Four Seasons two blocks north.
“Cuomo reportedly left the white-tie dinner halfway through and arrived still dressed in his tuxedo, while the mayor changed out of his fancy threads before heading over after the event.”
Cardinal Dolan fills in perfectly as Gov. Cuomo’s “Fr. Fatty Butterpants”, a description for others originated by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, better known as Fr. Z.
Cardinal Dolan, the governor and mayor are part of the deepening rot in the city known as The Big Apple.
The cardinal, sitting elephant-like on Christian hearts and souls, will NEVER excommunicate his buddy Gov. Cuomo.
Though the current pope would never do it, it is Cardinal Dolan who should be excommunicated as well.
(TLB) published this article from Canada Free Press with our appreciation for the availability.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.
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