7 “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8 If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
RSVCE (Eze 33:7–8).
How is it that bloggers seem to be doing a better job at this than princes of the Church? Maybe we're collectively used by God. Or maybe God put this electronic printing press into the hands of the faithful just when some leaders can't shut up and others can't find their voices.
There has been a tiny thought scrabbling at the back of my skull ever since Dolan sat down next to Lot as one of the poobahs of Sodom. Dolan looks like such a jolly, open-faced fellow, it's easy to hope that he's in over his head, trapped, well-meaning, etc.
But then, he is a Cardinal. He is the Archbishop of New York. It is consistent with his previous remarks.
So, there is no reason to suppose this whole thing isn't exactly to his liking. Remember, this is the same Dolan who visited a madrassa and told Muslims he hoped they did a better job than Catholics at keeping their faith.
Heck, they truck in Brasso by the tanker full so Cardinal Dolan can polish his tolerance awards. Its one thing for us hicks in flyover country to be scandalized by homosexuality, but we're talking New York City! You may not have to be gay to be taken seriously, but you had better not make them mad.
If only they could find a gay Muslim group to march. Cardinal Dolan might leap down from the reviewing stand himself.