Timothy Dolan is celebrating greater inclusion at this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which has lifted its ban on homosexuals and allowed two gay activist groups to march officially under their own banners. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who dropped his boycott of the parade and marched through the streets of New York City Thursday, praised the event for welcoming homosexuals.
Dolan is widely known for his conservative values and charismatic media personality. He previously served as Archbishop of Milwaukee from topreceded by service as an Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis from to
If reports are to be believed, a compromise is in the works that will amount to nothing less than an endorsement of the gay identity in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade. The Irish Times reports that under pressure from NBC, not only will a group be allowed to march in the parade with a gay identity banner something previously banned but that none other than Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be Grand Marshal.
Perhaps organizations which advocate to legalize prostitution and pornography should also be permitted to march? What about promoters of euthanasia for the elderly and disabled or advocates of physician assisted suicide? Where does Cardinal Dolan draw the line?
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The organizers of the New York City St. The decision is a striking reflection of the evolution of gay rights in the city and in American society, and is a measure of changing attitudes in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Every year, the parade kicks off with a Mass at St.
His comments reflect the shifting views of the Catholic hierarchy towards gay rights and will help win over support for the decision among Irish Catholics. The ban was lifted following years of intense political and corporate pressure that culminated earlier this year in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio boycotting the parade and drinks company Guinness dropping its sponsorship over the exclusion of gay groups marching behind their own banners. NBC, which hosts the broadcast of he the parade every year, had threatened to end its coverage of the event over the prohibition of openly gay marchers.
Cuomo and followed by anothermarchers, led the way Saturday at the th edition of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The governor introduced a bit of politics to the annual day of Irish pride, noting that Varadkar was an openly gay man at an event where gay and lesbian groups were once angrily banned. And he mentioned the significance of a parade celebrating the nation's immigrant past.