Cardinal Dolan will offer prayer at Democratic convention, too
CWN – August 28, 2012
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation from Democratic officials to deliver the closing prayer at the Party’s national convention in September.
Cardinal Dolan had already been scheduled to lead the closing prayers at the Republican Party convention in Tampa, Florida, this week.
When some liberal Catholics criticized the New York prelate for accepting the Republicans’ invitation, his office disclosed that he had offered to lead prayers for the Democratic event as well. After some apparent hesitation, the Democratic Party accepted his offer.
A spokesman for Cardinal Dolan emphasized that both political parties had been told that “the cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate.”
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