Cardinal Dolan -Wise as a Serpent, Gentle as a Dove.
For those who condemn the good Cardinal for being wishy-washy for agreeing to pray the benediction at the DNC, it would be wise to hear what he prayed. Yes, we should pray as if only our Lord is hearing our prayers, but I think the Cardinal was being "wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove" last night. He basically prayed against the two most important planks of the platform of the Democrats- abortion and same-sex marriage and let those who were listening know, once more, where the Catholic Church stands on these crucial issues of life.
Cardinal Dolan prays for the protection of the unborn and the frail elderly: "We ask Your benediction on those waiting to be born and that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders, waiting to see Your holy face at life's end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile."
Cardinal Dolan then prays for traditional marriage: "Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature's God. Empower us with Your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions You've given us for the nurturing of life and community."
Let us pray that all those who prayed along with the Cardinal at the DNC and said "Amen" will find their heart strangely changed regarding these key moral issues.