Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to mediate in mosque dispute

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has volunteered to act as a mediator in an increasingly bitter debate over plans to build a mosque near the "Ground Zero" site of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The archbishop said that he was hoping for a compromise between advocates and opponents of the Islamic-center construction project. He alluded to the success of Pope John Paul II in forging a compromise over the presence of a Carmelite convent at Auschwitz. The late Pontiff had suggested moving the convent to a site somewhat removed from the Nazi death camp. Suggesting a similar option for New York, Archbishop Dolan said: “It worked there; might work here.”

~ Via Catholic Culture.

Related:


Archbishop Offers to Mediate Islamic Center Controversy (New York Times) 

President Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque! (Jimmy Akin)

A Call to Common Sense (Barbara Nicolosi)

The Ground Zero of Our Madness (Elizabeth Scalia -- The Anchoress)

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I hope that Archbishop Dolan makes some headway with a reasonable compromise for both parties in this mosque controversy. May God Bless all of Archbishop Dolan's efforts in mediating an amicable compromise.