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Dolan at the DNC:
Our Most Cherished Freedom?

by Christopher A. Ferrara
September 18, 2012

So, Cardinal Dolan gave his benediction at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, thereby legitimating the gathering of that coven of fiends for whom the burning issues of the day are free birth control for college students, the preservation of abortion on demand, and the legal right of homosexuals to pretend to "marry" each other.

In an improvement over his benediction for the Republicans in Tampa, Florida, Dolan at least mentioned Jesus Christ by name, even referring to Him as the Son of Almighty God. Nowhere, however, did Dolan indicate that Christ is at all displeased with the diabolical platform of the Democratic Party or the condition of the nation over which its presidential candidate now rules.

Instead, quite preposterously, Dolan declared: "We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by You: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Ordered liberty? Is that what Dolan thinks the state of America represents today? After more than 50 million abortions, the collapse of the family — fatally undermined by contraception and divorce — and the debasement of culture to the level of utter barbarism?

In a timid poke at the abortion issue, Dolan said: "We ask Your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected." That's it? In the face of an endless genocide of innocent children, an ocean of blood that cries out to Heaven for vengeance, he implores God that the unborn may be "welcomed and protected." And what if they aren't "welcomed and protected"? Well, that's for the voters to decide, isn't it? Far be it from Dolan to point out that the unborn must be welcomed and protected under the law of God, no matter what the majority thinks.

Of course, Dolan was afraid to say anything more provocative regarding abortion, lest he elicit unseemly hissing and booing from the coven in the convention hall — the same coven that thrice shouted "NO!" to inclusion of a reference to God in the party platform. And that is precisely why Dolan should not have gone to Charlotte in the first place. He came not to condemn evil, but to lend legitimacy to its vile public proceedings, and even to ask for God's benediction upon them. And why was this not simply blasphemy?

And then this from the Cardinal Archbishop of New York: "We praise and thank You for the gift of liberty. May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms."

Land of the free? Free from what? Free from all moral restraint, obviously. But Dolan does not seem to notice that he is living in Sodom and Gomorra, and that America is on the brink of an abyss of corruption even worse than that into which pagan Rome tottered to its destruction. He seems oblivious to the reality that America is not free, but is wrapped in the chains of the slavery of sin. John Paul II called these "structures of sin."

And worse: "Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty: the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding."

This is simply too much to bear. The Founders did not "bequeath" anything to the Church, much less "religious liberty." The liberty of the Church belongs to her by divine right. We owe no debt of gratitude to Deist and Protestant revolutionaries because they deigned to tolerate the Church in a government whose very constitution prohibits her true freedom: the freedom not merely to exist, but to be the soul and conscience of the State, just as she was commissioned to be by her divine Founder.

And finally this from Cardinal Dolan: "For we are indeed 'one nation under God,' and 'in God we trust.'" Given the venue in which he was speaking, and the all-but-complete destruction of the moral order in America — a social degeneration bordering on the apocalyptic — that remark ranks as one of the greatest absurdities ever uttered by an American public figure.

But then, we have come to expect absurdities even from Catholic churchmen in this time of diabolical disorientation in the Church.

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