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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Democrats Have Abandoned Catholics

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Democrats Have Abandoned Catholics
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:07 AM EDT

The Democratic Party no longer supports issues widely embraced by Catholics, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York, says in a column published by The Wall Street Journal.

"It saddens me, and weakens the democracy millions of Americans cherish, when the party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us," Dolan writes.

"The needs of poor and middle-class children in Catholic schools, and the right to life of the baby in the womb have largely been rejected by the party of our youth."

Dolan added: "In recent years, some Democrats in the New York state Assembly repeatedly blocked education tax credit legislation, which would have helped middle-class and low-income families make the choice to select Catholic or other nonpublic schools for their children.

"Opposing the bill reduces the ability of fine Catholic schools across the state to continue their mission of serving the poor, many of them immigrants …

"The 'big tent' of the Democratic Party now seems a pup tent."

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The Democratic Party no longer supports issues widely embraced by Catholics, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York, says in a column published by The Wall Street Journal.
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:07 AM
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