Cardinal Dolan Stands Up on The O’Reilly Factor
Posted by Matt Yonke (March 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm)
It was great to see Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, appear on The O’Reilly Factor last night.
Bill had some great questions and the Cardinal was able to speak out about the place of religion in public life. O’Reilly asked if the bishops wanted to be a force in political life, to which Dolan deftly answered, “No, I want my people to be a force in public life!”, rightly placing the locus of activity with the laity.
Later in the interview, Dolan said:
. . . to see that morally driven, religiously convicted people want to exercise their political responsibility, I think that’s at the heart not just of biblical religion, it’s at the heart of the American enterprise.
The Cardinal is precisely right that religious expression in the public square is key to what has made this country great.
Especially after his letter of support for the New York Rally, we can’t say enough thanks to the Cardinal for all his brave work in standing up for religious freedom!