Liberal Reaction to Cardinal Dolan’s Benediction at the Democrat Convention

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In his benediction at the close of the Democrat Convention last week, Timothy Cardinal Dolan mentioned the unborn.  Here is the text of his prayer:

With a “firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,” let us close this convention by praying for this land that we so cherish and love:


Let us Pray.

Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation.  Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States.  Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.
We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you:  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure.  We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, 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.

We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty.  May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms.  Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty:  the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding. May our liberty be in harmony with truth; freedom ordered in goodness and justice.  Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love.  Make us ever-grateful for those who, for over two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg the protection of your mighty arm upon our men and women in uniform.

We praise and thank you for granting us the life and the liberty by which we can pursue happiness.  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 have given us for the nurturing of life and community.  May we welcome those who yearn to breathe free and to pursue happiness in this land of freedom, adding their gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries.

We praise and thank you for the American genius of government of the people, by the people and for the people.  Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us:  President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all those, including Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office.  Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country.  Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. With your grace, may all Americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy.

And finally Lord, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice.  We beg you to remember, as we pledge to remember, those who are not free; those who suffer for freedom’s cause; those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone; those who are persecuted for their religious convictions, those still ravaged by war.

And most of all, God Almighty, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.

For we are indeed “one nation under God,” and “in God we trust.”

So dear God, bless America.  You who live and reign forever and ever. 


Unfortunately speaking up in defense of the unborn is hateful to most Democrats these days.  Hundreds of Democrats immediately sent out twitters attacking Cardinal Dolan in the vilest terms.  Go here to The Blaze to read some of them.  Two observations.  The first is that most Leftists would stand ingloriously mute if they could not use the f-bomb, and through overuse it has lost much of its shock value and is primarily of use these days as an idiot detector.  The second observation is that the most intolerant bunch of thugs in this country tend to be many liberals who are always screaming for tolerance and yet who never seem to practice it.

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  1. Not only did he speak for the unborn, but he also spoke against so-called same sex “marriage” with these words:

    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 have given us for the nurturing of life and community.

    His choice of words might have been lost on some people; he could’ve been a bit more direct but I sure caught it when he said it.

  2. Is there anyone more intolerant, more divisive, more unkind, more prejudiced, more stereotypical than a liberal Democrat sacrificing an unborn baby at the altar of Molech and reveling in homosexual filth at his Asteroth pole? Nothing has changed in 3000 years.

  3. The f- bomb reminds me of a three year old that thinks the word “poopy” is hilarious and will use it three times in every sentence until he is totally ignored and the thrill goes away.

  4. Twitter must kill brain cells. Even if I were Liberal I’d be ashamed of these tweets — how about something a _little_ more coherent like “What’s an anti-gay anti-women GOP shill doing at our convention?”

    Sad to see the only support for Card. Dolan from user DontF—WithDolan who responded with an obscene tu quoque.

  5. Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  6. Although the contemporary subtext might be a trifle off-putting, I’d say that Cardinal Dolan executed a perfect Trojan horse.

  7. ….. …has lost much of its shock value and is primarily of use these days as an idiot detector.”
    Couldn’t agree more.

  8. Phew!!!!! Donald, that language is straight from Lucifer’s Hell. Beloved Americans, what has hit you? How low can you become. Surely, you cannot insult the Cardinal for speaking exactly the way Jesus would speak. What did you expect he would pray for when you invitedhim? But then, perhaps I am the one who needs educating here. Jesus is anathema to the Democracts, right????

  9. If you really want to tear ALL of your hair out you should see the “world over live” with Raymond Arroyo (Thurs night) interview with a “prolife Catholic Doctor” who is a Pro-life Democrat in the house. It is the most blathering bunch of idiocy I have ever heard. It’s right up there with Sebilius, Pelosi and all the other “Catholics” who are in governing postitions in our country

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