Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New NY Archbishop Receives Phone Call from Obama

Yonkers, N.Y., Feb 24, 2009 / 02:46 pm (CNA).- After being appointed the new archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, Archbishop Timothy Dolan received a phone call yesterday from President Barack Obama who congratulated him and assured the prelate of his prayers.

Dolan told the Associated Press that the president’s call was “extraordinarily gracious” and that the two discussed the country’s financial problems. The archbishop also invited Obama to his installation ceremony in April. MORE

2 comments:

Carlos Echevarria said...

Everytime I see Obama it makes me physically sick.

He is trying to co-opt the Catholic Dems in the Northeast, showing he is somehow alright with us.

This is odd, in terms of the telephone conversation he had recently with Benedict XVI in which I understand it did NOT go well.

The Pondering Catholic said...

Why can't I think he means well? I mean he helps to aid in the deaths of millions of children, and then he calls one of the strongest voices of the Catholic Church to say he is "praying for him." I dunno about this.