NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan Says Dem Party Is 'Abandoning Catholics'
The Archbishop of the Diocese of New York criticized the Democratic Party in an opinion piece published Friday, "Fox & Friends" reported.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, who principally preaches at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the Democratic Party platform appears to be abandoning its former pro-life stance.
Dolan, however, underlined that he is a man of God, not a man of Washington or Albany and has had differences with all political parties.
"But," he said. "It saddens me, and [it] weakens the democracy millions of Americans cherish, when the party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us."
The Cardinal, 68, said DNC Chairman Tom Perez insisted in 2016 that pro-life candidates have no place in the modern Democratic Party.
"The 'big tent' of the Democratic Party now seems a pup tent," he said.
Dolan, a Missouri native, recalled how strongly the Democrats aligned with Catholic values of the sanctity of life and importance of Parochial schools that his grandmother once told him "we Catholics don't trust those Republicans."
He said that Rev. Jesse Jackson, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, used to preach that abortion was an act of genocide against minorities.
Dolan also pointed to the Democratic Party's lack of support for incumbent pro-life Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.).
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