NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaking at the Cathedral of SS. peter and paul
By RICK SNIZEK, Editor-in-Chief
PROVIDENCE — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will pay a special visit to the Cathedral of SS. Pierre et Paul where he will speak on Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. The special event, which is co-sponsored by the Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture, is part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Providence.
Cardinal Dolan’s presentation is titled “I Have Neither Silver nor Gold” (Acts 3:6) Finding Our Treasure in God Alone.
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will lead the faithful in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament before Cardinal Dolan’s presentation, and an hors d’oeuvre reception with the Cardinal will follow in the Cathedral Hall.
Cardinal Dolan, 72, is the 10th and current Archbishop of New York and was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He had previously served as Archbishop of Milwaukee, having been appointed by Pope Saint John Paul II June 25. , 2002.
The Cardinal is widely known for his affable, approachable manner and self-deprecating humor. He is frequently sought out by national news commentators for his perspective on church events. Catholic New Service once called Cardinal Dolan a “happy warrior of the new evangelization.”
Cardinal Dolan made a surprise trip to Lviv, Ukraine on Monday during a trip to Poland and Slovakia to visit refugee and aid facilities established to serve those displaced by the Russian invasion. He took the opportunity to implore his social media followers to continue their generosity by donating to relief efforts in Ukraine.
Born on February 6, 1950, Cardinal Dolan was the first of five children born to Shirley and Robert Dolan. His education began at Holy Infant Parish School in Ballwin, Missouri, and continued in Saint Louis High School and College Seminaries. He then completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he obtained a license in sacred theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis on June 19, 1976, he was associate pastor at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights, Mo., until 1979, when he began studies for a doctorate in the history of the Church. American Church at the Catholic University of America. .
Upon his return to St. Louis, Cardinal Dolan again served in parish ministry from 1983 to 1987, then was appointed for a five-year term as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC. When he returned to Saint Louis in 1992, he was appointed vice-rector and professor of church history at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, as well as assistant professor of theology at Saint Louis University.
In 1994 he was appointed Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he remained until June 2001. While in Rome he also served as Visiting Professor of Church History both at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Petersburg. Thomas Aquinas.
On June 19, 2001 – the 25th anniversary of his priestly ordination – then Bishop Dolan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Louis by Pope Saint John Paul II, choosing as his episcopal motto the profession of faith of Saint Peter: Ad Quem Ibimus, “ Who would we go to? (Jn 6:68).
Cardinal Dolan served as president of Catholic Relief Services and is a member of the board of the Catholic University of America. He is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.
Cardinal Dolan completed a three-year term as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2013. He completed a term as chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
On January 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Timothy Dolan would be appointed to the College of Cardinals.
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Dolan participated in the conclave that elected Pope Francis in March 2013.
The program begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. All are welcome. Security will be assured.