“It sure beats sitting at home doing our last-minute tax returns…”

Welcome to the new place!.jpgThat was Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s opening quip tonight–and not his only one–at the Vespers service this evening welcoming the city’s tenth archbishop (and lucky 13th bishop). The Times “City Room” blog has a fine play-by-play here, with lots of color and moving details, and a Dolanesque conclusion–inviting everyone to a reception at the archdiocesan office center a few blocks away. Didn’t Steve Martin do that trick?


The Times also has the full text of his homily (image of the first page below, with AMDG and JMJ on each top corner). Many fine passages, such as:

“Will we open up in faith, hope, and love to the God who gently knocks on the door to our being, asking Him in to live with us?” Archbishop Dolan asked. “Or will fear, self-absorption, and darkness keep us locked up in ourselves?”

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posted April 15, 2009 at 8:25 am

Watched on EWTN last night and was very pleased there was a minimum of commentary, just station ID. What a joy to watch. This fellow was loving what he was doing and it shows. His homily was a joy filled christian testimony. He’s a HAPPY CATHOLIC and it shows. In multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-faith New York he will be admired by friend and foe alike. Good choice Holy Father ! Good for you New York !

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