“Catholic” group harshly criticizes Cardinal Dolan for praising President Trump

By Dave Andrusko

When New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan recently had good things to say about President Donald  Trump, you knew it was only a matter of time before “social justice” leaders would clobber him. 

As we have discussed countless times over the past three + years, separating President Trump from pro-lifers, Catholics, and other people of faith is an absolutely essential objective of pro-abortionists. They know, just as we do, that the coalition was instrumental in Trump’s victory over pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in 2016 and will again be whomever the Democrats eventually wind up running against him November 3.

The Catholic News Service noted in a story that Archbishop Dolan had complimentary things to say about the President in a    

“conference call April 25 to discuss the needs of Catholic schools, which have been struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic”; and “during an April 27 segment on “Fox & Friends,” [where] Cardinal Dolan said of Trump: “I really salute his leadership,” while adding that he also admired the leadership of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, both Democrats. ‘Everybody has really come through, but the president has seemed particularly sensitive to the, what shall I say, to the feelings of the religious community,” the cardinal said.

The letter, sent by the “Catholic” organization “Faith in Public Life,” said there is “nothing ‘pro-life’ about Trump’s agenda” and urged Cardinal Dolan to “speak truth to power and refrain from even the appearance that bishops have their hands on the scales in this election.”

Cardinal Dolan defended himself “in a May 1 Facebook Live interview with Jesuit Father Matt Malone, editor of America magazine,” according to the Catholic News Service. Referring to his cooperation with Democratic politicians in New York, Cardinal Dolan said

The right wing is blasting me for the outreach, for the spirit of cooperation there. Now the left wing is snotty about the fact that I may have been part of, which I was, of a conference call with Catholic leaders. I would just say, ‘Look are we in the sacred enterprise of accompaniment and engagement and dialogue or are we not?’ When you do it, you risk criticism from both sides,”

According to Influence Watch

Faith in Public Life was originally a project of Center for American Progress (CAP), a large liberal think tank with strong ties to the Democratic Party establishment. …

Former U.S. Representative and Obama administration official Tom Perriello (D-Virginia) is the founder of Faith in Public Life. He also served as the president of Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) arm of CAP. He currently serves as the director of U.S. programs for Open Society Foundations, the principal advocacy-philanthropic organization headed by liberal billionaire megadonor George Soros. 

We will be instructed countless  times in the next 181 days by those who consider themselves our moral superiors that our single-issue focus needs to be abandoned.
What else is new? 

We have been told this for 40+ years.