Cardinal Dolan to President Obama: We Will Continue to Defend Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom

Here is the full text of Cardinal Dolan’s letter of congratulations to President Obama:

Dear President Obama,

In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States.The people of our country have again entrusted you with a great responsibility.The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America.

In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant.We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom.We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone.

May God bless you and Vice President Biden as you prepare for your second term in service to our country and its citizens.

Sincerely yours,

Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops



  • John Stefanyszyn

    Re “…continue to defend religioys freedom”…
    …BUT religious freedom dictatws that it is right to be free to worship any god.
    …BUT there is Only One Creator God, to whom the Only Way is Jesus Christ, His Son.

  • konservative1

    Please explain to me how the Affordable Care Act infringes on religious freedom.

    A- If a Church CHOOSES to employ people then that Church should follow the same rules as any business.

    B- A Church may claim that they are not like other businesses. If a
    church employs members of their particular faith then what is the
    worry? Their members would not use the objectionable birth control
    provisions anyway, right?.

  • Jamie Candace Ward

    No posts all day. Did NOM cut your funding following their humiliating defeat?

  • Jim Mitchell

    Well, I’d be more confident of the Lord’s help if the Bishops cleaned up the Catholic Campaign For Human Development which entangles the church in a lot of the same (or similar) moral conflicts the HHS Mandate does–



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