In the latest allegations of sexual abuse to hit the U.S Catholic Church, Bishop John Jenik, an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of New York, has been accused of sexual abuse and is now under review by the Vatican.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan has named a former federal judge to study archdiocesan policies and procedures with respect to sexual abuse by clergy and recommend enhancements directly to the cardinal.
Recent revelations and accusations related to clerical sexual abuse have been “a disaster, one crisis after another” for the Catholic Church, according to Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, and have jeopardized its moral authority to speak on other issues such as the sanctity of human life, immigration and the environment.
Pope Francis’ reported comment to a Chilean sexual abuse survivor, “That you are gay doesn’t matter,” has made major headlines in recent days – and on Tuesday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York affirmed the comments, saying “Jesus would have said that.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, on behalf of the Bishops of New York State, is urging the public to support the establishment of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation as a way of serving people of all faiths with their health and health-related needs.
For the usual red carpet attendees, it was a moment in which they were presented with a lived example of the Church open to the world around it — both via the figure of the cardinal, but also the cooperation of the Vatican in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition on “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
The once “big tent” of the Democratic Party “now seems a pup tent” as a party that Catholics once embraced has abandoned so many issues Catholics cherish, such as the sanctity of human life and religious education, said New York’s cardinal.
The Democratic party has extinguished what was once its pro-life base, according to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for 2018 proposes to radically expand the state’s abortion offerings and cut back on its commitment to private education.
Building a culture of life is “essential to who we are” and it “happens through our daily actions, how we treat one another and how we live our lives,” said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.