Cardinal Dolan’s prayer at the Democratic National Convention

September 7, 2012

Embracing Life

A very brave man!

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is my hero. He more or less went into the lion’s den and delivered a pro-life and pro-family prayer. Aren’t we blessed to have him leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)? I have a feeling the vulnerable, and all of us, may be safer with him at the bow guiding us through the rough, unpredictable waters of these times. Let us pray that the ears, hearts and souls of the convention-goers were open to his evangelization.

My favorite parts of his prayer were:

“Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask Your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.”


“Strengthen our sick and our elders waiting to see Your holy face at life’s end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile,”

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For USCCB articles on Cardinal Dolan click here.

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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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