Archbishop Timothy Dolan
Policies of the federal government under the Obama administration have ignited a blaze of concerns about fundamental religious liberties in America.
The movement to promote same-sex marriage has been very active and very successful. The movement to promote and protect traditional marriage laws has been very active, and seemingly less successful. What’s the truth?
I forget who said ‘not everything is political’, but it must have been a while ago because it seems now, everything is. But certainly, every issue is a moral issue, and somebody’s morals are going to prevail. When it comes to making law and setting social policy, it’s good to hear top political and religious leaders talking about what makes a just and virtuous society.
The secular media have to find something colorful that enlivens the imagination when they want to grab our attention for a news story. CBS needn’t have bothered with that in promotions for their interview on ’60 Minutes’ with Archbishop of New York. The gregarious Timothy Dolan embodies ‘lively and colorful’ boisterously, and just watching CBS try to hold on for the ride while following him around was engaging enough.
In radio, we do a lot of show prep, researching relevant materials on the topics and guests we’ll be covering on a particular program, and sometimes that requires a sweeping review of wide-ranging resources to pluck the gems and see the greater picture.
It would re-set the roiling controversy surrounding the Church considerably if those who have been attacking its handling of the abuse crisis would admit they have strong anti-Church sentiments to begin with, and then get on with a passionate debate about it all.