Pope speaks out against homosexuals marching in St. Patrick's day parade ...
... not THAT pope ...
One of the most blistering rips at Dolan and the parade organizers came from a Washington priest, Monsignor Charles Pope, who blogs at the website of the Archdiocese of Washington.
This latest move by Dolan was too much for Pope:
“It’s time to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner and all the other ‘Catholic’ traditions that have been hijacked by the world,” he wrote. “Better for Catholics to enter their churches and get down on their knees on St. Patrick’s Day to pray in reparation for the foolishness, and to pray for this confused world to return to its senses.”
[And the OTHER pope ... ]
Dolan clearly seems to be comfortable with the more inclusive posture adopted by Pope Francis.
Dolan indicated that the days of the culture wars in the church were coming to a close.
The effort to withhold Communion from pro-choice Catholic pols “is in the past,” [Dolan] said. And he also said that Francis wants pastoral, social justice-focused bishops “who would not be associated with any one ideological camp.”