The cardinal also rejected the premise underlying the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 'Does that make it okay to stab somebody in the back when they’re sleeping, because they can’t feel pain?' he asked.
The cardinal criticized the Catholic Health Association for feeding the perception that the Catholic Church is giving up the fight with their “hurried acceptance” of the final mandate, which he called “untimely and unhelpful.”
“If something doesn't happen by October I'd be surprised.” In a conversation with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, New York Cardinal Dolan has predicted a curial shakeup in October. In surprisingly frank language, Cardinal Dolan expressed some disappointment in Pope Francis' apparent lack of managerial skill. “We also wanted someone with good managerial skills and leadership skills, and so far that hasn't been as obvious,” said Cardinal Dolan regarding the selection of the new pope. “It's a little bit of a surprise that he hasn't played his hand on that front yet.” He added, “I would expect that […]