26 Feb 2012

Morning Mass and Lenten Lessons with Timothy Cardinal Dolan


On this sunny, blustery February day, we have just returned, our little family of four, from a standing-room-only Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, where the celebrant was the newly minted Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Given the politics of these days, I expected he might preach about the intrusions that politicians are making into Catholics' lives of faith. But he didn't, at least not overtly.

Instead, the joyful man in the red hat preached the Gospel, reminding us that, just as Jesus learned during his 40 days in the desert, during Lent we need to realize that our lives must be lived with God's will, not our will, for God's kingdom, not our kingdom, for God's values and not the passing values of the world we live in. (Thanks to my CL friend Dan Finaldi for sharing the photo he took after Mass) 
 
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2 comments:

  1. God bless (the newly minted) Cardinal Dolan, and the Vatican's wisdom in elevating him.

    He is the man for this time, being politically and media savvy, with an unshakable desire and ability to share the Gospel.

    Thank You, Lord, for this good shepherd.

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  2. Tess could not have said it better and I love the photo ... it's classic Cardinal Dolan!

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