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A Letter from the Cardinal
My dear friends in Christ,
Can I ask your help and your prayers on two important issues.
Both concerns flow from our solid belief in the dignity of the human person and the promotion of a culture of life.
The first is about the reform of our nation’s immigration laws. As Catholics, we gratefully acknowledge that our parents and grandparents came here as immigrants, and were welcomed by this country we love. As Americans, we believe the United States is at her best when she remains true to her heritage of hospitality. All recognize that our current immigration laws are unfair and do not work. The current bill before congress, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act," while not perfect, is sure promising, and we bishops believe, deserves support, as it is consonant with our cherished beliefs as Christians and citizens.
The second is the "Woman’s Equality Act." Of the ten proposals in this act, we’re supportive of nine. Not bad. Sadly, the tenth is, literally, "a killer," as it increases access to abortion. In a state where 40% of babies are aborted - - and, in some areas, 60% of babies ofLatino or African American blood - - we hardly need to further the abortion license. Can’t we work together to help pregnant women in trouble with more lifegiving alternatives? Would you support our courageous civic leaders in Albany who share our concern about this sad and unnecessary measure?
Thanks for your prayers and support. I’ll keep you posted.
Faithfully in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Graduation and the Last Days of School
The closing of school brings us to summer and vacation time. May this be a safe and relaxing summer for all of us.