Cardinal Dolan

All Their Wars are Merry, And All Their Songs are Sad

By John M. DeJak / March 14, 2015 /

For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, And all their songs are sad. –G.K. Chesterton There is a strange phenomenon on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. It is probably the one place in the world where Irishmen have largely been raised on…

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Giving Over the Keys

By John M. DeJak / September 19, 2014 /

The Edgewater Beach Apartments are an interesting sight on Chicago’s north side lakefront. Built in 1928, it was part of a complex that housed the famed Edgewater Beach Hotel which was built in 1916. The pink exterior of the building may strike some as gauche, but it was meant to complement the original Edgewater Beach…

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The Return of AmChurch? – New York at Center of Suspension of Sheen’s Cause

By John B. Manos / September 3, 2014 /

With recent news from New York it is strange that today the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, announced that the Cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization has for the foreseeable future been suspended. Just two years ago, on September 9, 2012, a…

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From Under the Rubble…Cheering for the Wrong Team

By Christopher Manion / December 11, 2013 /

  “I’ll tell you what I think God thinks of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a big Amen!” –Political Commentator Ed Schultz It’s not uncommon for the left-wing MSNBC to lead the cheers for President Obama. But it’s all too common, and more than a bit unsettling, when a Catholic bishop joins in the jubilation…

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From Under the Rubble…Hiccups in the Hierarchy

By Christopher Manion / October 28, 2013 /

Hiccups in the Hierarchy The Catholic Church in the United States is witnessing one of the most tumultuous periods in its history. So when the nation’s Catholic bishops meet in Baltimore during the second week in November, they will have a lot to talk about. Three years ago, the bishops rejected the establishment candidate of…

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Quo vadis, Cardinal Dolan?

By John M. DeJak / April 28, 2013 /

Of the prelates of the Church that I think I might most enjoy having a drink with, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan would be the one.  His affability and Irish charm would no doubt be the life of the party.  We would probably laugh uproariously over some jokes, enjoy some good conversation, and he would…

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