The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City has finally thrown in the towel and agreed to let gay Irish groups march. The announcement was made yesterday. In response, Monsignor Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington posted on that archdiocese’s website a short commentary saying that it’s time for the Church to withdraw support for events like this.
Msgr. Pope’s remarks were kind of grumpy, I suppose you could say, but pretty uncontroversial for a Catholic priest, yes? Ah, but you miss the back story: NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan has agreed to be the Grand Marshal for the 2015 parade.From the NYT:The buffoon Dolan was once considered mildly conservative by the media. This is the same Cardinal Dolan who said "bravo" to an openly sodomite athlete and yukked it up with the baby-killer-in-chief Barack Obama. With shepherds like these, is it any wonder the flock is ravaged by wolves? If I may be so bold, Your Eminence, if you're trying to curry favor with the world, you're doing it wrong.