This past Sunday Archbishop Timothy Dolan took another step towards cementing his position as one of the leading voices in the American church. In an interview conducted on “60 Minutes” the Archbishop tackled the subjects that are always at the forefront when anyone from the Church is put in front of the camera. Those being gay “marriage”, priestly celibacy, women’s ordination and the priest abuse scandal. What I saw in the interview was a leader who was unapologetically orthodox in his defense of the Church and Her teachings.
If you were so inclined to listen to the “60 Minutes Overtime”, the CBS show’s online exclusive content, you would have heard a young reporter asking Morely Safer why the Church is so unwilling to change in the face of the modern culture. His response was just as interesting, and he stated that the Church was unwilling to change and even dismissed all change. As much as the media wants to portray every Catholic as anti-orthodoxy and pro radical change, that’s just not the case. You can see this in the religious communities that are growing, and the parishes that are thriving. All are typically very traditional and faithful to the Pope, the magisterium and their local bishops.
So if I was a betting man, and luckily I am, I’d be putting my money on the “Holy Bulldozer” in Gotham and the 2000+ year old Church to outlast our current culture of relativism.
So I invite you to watch the video and then provide your own feedback in the comment box.