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Monday, March 05, 2012

Cardinal Dolan fights back at Obama

Jack Kemp

The NY Post reports on a weekend speech by Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York concerning Obama's plans to impose birth control legislation on Catholic organizations.

Here are a few divine quotes:

Timothy Cardinal Dolan ramped up the rhetoric in his battle with the White House over contraception policy yesterday — and promised some political payback.


In a blistering attack interlaced with humor, Dolan never mentioned President Obama by name — only his policies. And the cardinal promised to put the political muscle of 78 million American Catholics to work against the enemies of free religion.

“President Johnson said, as an American, I look to the church — I look to religion as a beehive. If you leave them alone, they’re going to give you tons of their honey. But if you stick your head in there, you’re going to get stung bad.”

The cardinal, dressed in black and wearing his priestly collar, warned that the sting may come in the voting booth.

“I’d recommend starting voter-registration drives at our parishes. Not only is it going to help churches, it is going to help our American republic. More voters the better.”

It sounds like the good Cardinal has gotten "his Irish up."

In a final quote, tailor made for this website, the Cardinal said:


The St. Louis native started off his 50-minute speech with lighter fare — baseball.

“When I got here, somebody said, ‘Are you going to be a Mets fan or a Yankees fan?’ I said in this instance, I can be pro-choice.”

After the laughs, the cardinal came out swinging.


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