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“When Catholics in the pews see bishops repeatedly hammering the Obama administration, then find Cardinal Dolan there at the Republican convention, that’s not a particularly subtle message. Whether it’s intended or not, this gives the appearance that the nation’s most prominent Catholic leader is baptizing the Republican nominee.”
John Gehring, Faith in Public Life’s senior writer and Catholic outreach coordinator, commenting on the church’s involvement in politics.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, gestures during an interview at the North American College in Rome in February 2012.
Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.