Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cursing The Cardinal

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Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan was not trying to "relate" to the majority who had audibly voted against having God in their platform when he gave the benediction for the Democratic National Convention.

He was not trying to "reach" them or relate to them with his prayer, he was talking to God from his heart.

Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned by others, including evangelicals, who would pray at public events:

Speak the truth, forget political correctness. Or trying to "reach the culture" by being synonymous with the culture.

Dolan, who had also given the benediction for the GOP Convention, asked God to bless President Obama, V.P. Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court and candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and to, "Make them all worthy to serve you by serving this country."

But it was his petition to God for the unborn that created a national angst among secularists: "Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected."

At that point Twitter and other social networks lit up---actually exploded. And they were not saying "Amen."

The "F" word was common, some tweets much worse. And they were being posted by those in the convention hall and as well as by those elsewhere watching on television.

They began, "Cursing the Cardinal."

It is often not popular to stand for truth.

While not specifically mentioning the word abortion or homosexual "marriage," which he opposes, the Cardinal continued, "Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature's God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community."

Idols of our own making. Indeed.

Clearly those cursing the Cardinal have not found happiness. They seek affirmation in their sin.

The full impact of his prayer can only be felt by watching and listening. This is the video please watch it.

May God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. Seems to me that Cardinal Dolan is an idol of his own making.

  2. Thank God for his prayer! Amen!

  3. My utmost respect for Cardinal Dolan who dared to present godliness in an arena where hositility is so open. I don't see this as making an idol of himself - rather of God and his laws that would would save us from the ruination that comes from making ourselves the idols.

  4. No, he's not an idol; he's a pastor. He's the senior pastor in the largest denomination in the country. And he was at both conventions in his pastoral capacity to pray for guidance on the people who will be running the country. I thought he did excellently at upholding orthodoxy without accusing anyone.

  5. My spirit rejoiced as Cardinal Timothy Dolan prayed his prayer. It was spot on, needful, and served as a stirring rebuke to people who reject God's ways, and a righteous challenge to us citizens. "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."

  6. Let's see we have Anon 10:28, Suby, Joel, Kim - all applauding a man who rejects the efficacicious work of the Lord Jesus Christ - and requires that a human organization be necessary to provide the graces of God.... Who applaud a priest of the great Whore of Babylon....the greatest anti-Christ that ever existed.... (even exceeding the Mormon church...).


    How far have you fallen Babylon????


    1. Too much religion and not enough Christ in your like Patrick is what your comments reflect .

      Praying for the Love of Christ to open hearts is not an organization doing God's work , it is praying they recoginize God's work .

      Supporting those who attemt to violate the miracle of creation and choosing to end it speaks only for your perception and pride . The Apostle paul often prayed for our hearts to be opened to God . I thank God for the saints who have prayed for me .

  7. Good job Cardinal. God is so faithful to send His people into diverse or hostile settings in order to invoke His agenda. Mr. Dolan was just that and is not being seen as God's messenger. God is so kind to warn, wake up and get our nation back on track, however those who don't see it like that are the same ones that will have to face Him in the end.


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