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Who´s the most powerful
Catholic in America?

USA Today, by Lorena O´Neil

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 3/23/2014 4:36:16 PM

Despite his highly influential religious office, he makes time to sit with the people, comfort the sick, and help the poor. He often forgoes traditional fancy threads and maintains a quiet, humble disposition. He is, above all things, a pastoral man. If you think we´re talking about Pope Francis, think again. His support transcends ideology. Both conservatives and liberals seem to really love him. If you were to see Cardinal Seán Patrick O´Malley walking around in his characteristic brown smock, with a small ego but a big laugh, you might not even realize that he is the single most important

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You would think that someone who´s writing a column on a Catholic cardinal would at least know that his "characteristic brown smock" is a Franciscan habit!
I´m unsure about the publication entry ... it seems Lorena is independent of USA Today.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chatham, 3/23/2014 5:42:14 PM     (No. 9781036)

Maybe in Boston Cardinal O´Malley is considered the most Important Catholic in America. But in the rest of the country I would consider His Emenence Timothy Cardinal Dolan on New York Right up there.
Dolan has been fighting Obama on the contraception issue for a long time.
What happened to the Constitution Of the United States re; Religion.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free ... The U.S. Constitution was eventually ratified by all thirteen states.
Doesn´t seem Obama follows the Constitution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Megrits, 3/23/2014 5:55:44 PM     (No. 9781054)

The most "powerful" catholic in America is the one who knows his faith and can defend it. Too many don´t, unfortunately.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: volksford, 3/23/2014 5:59:02 PM     (No. 9781058)

Well..it was Ted Kennedy now I dunno.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/24/2014 2:23:36 AM     (No. 9781386)

Power within the Church, or outside?

Antonin Scalia is pretty powerful, as are Alito and Kennedy.

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