As President of the United States Bishop’s Conference Dolan should remember well that in ‘Catholics in Political Life’, the U.S. bishops said:
“The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”
Is not the New York Catholic Charities is a Catholic institution? Is not the Diocese of New York City is a Catholic community? If Cardinal John O’Conner didn’t invite pro-abort Bill Clinton in 1996, and if Cardinal Egan didn’t invite pro-abort John Kerry in 2004, then on what grounds could Cardinal Dolan find to invite Obama in 2012? Absolutely none!
In response to this sad occurrence, DavidLGray.INFO has launched an online petition at http://www.alsmithscandal.com to encourage Cardinal Dolan to rescind his invitation immediately. This scandal (technically scandalum datum and acceptum) is no less of an embrassment than the Notre Dame Scandal of 2009.
Please Sign the Petition and let us pray for Cardinal Dolan to reconsider his decision and how inconsistent and how bad this looks. Pray for Cardinal Dolan to stand firm in the faith, and let us all pray for God to send us more Priests and Bishops like Pope Fabian.