Last night, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention. Dolan unnecessarily and inappropriately politicized his remarks. He appeared more partisan than prayerful and more animated by wedge issues than worship. It was hard to tell whether he was a Republican member of the House of Representatives or a representative from a house of worship.
“We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.”
“Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature’s God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community.”
“Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty.”