A 3-Minute Preacher

April 27, 2012

The most recent issue of Time magazine included the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Of course, the list included movie stars, sports figures, politicians, musicians, and television personalities known to most of us. But it also included a preacher trained by the Dominicans at the Angelicum in Rome. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is not only the spiritual leader of New York’s 2.6 million Catholics, but he is the most prominent Catholic figure in the United States and its’ greatest defender of religious liberty. He is beloved by all for his humility, compassion, intelligence, and exceptional communication skills. During his time in New York, he has earned the nickname “22-minute Dolan” for his 7:30 AM weekday Mass. Although he may only preach a 3-minute sermon, because “people have to be at work by 8:00,” they leave the Cathedral with words of wisdom to face the day. He also offers homiletical insights and social commentary on his popular blog, “The Gospel in the Digital Age.” Cardinal Dolan responded to his inclusion in Time’s list by saying: “While the only list I really think about is the scroll of heaven, I must admit appreciation at this selection, and being counted among such influential people. The only ‘influence’ I might have comes from faith, prayer, family, friends, and the ones I serve.” See the video player below to follow Cardinal Dolan’s most recent sermon: [ustream id=22137968 hwaccel=0 width=480 height=386]
Video streaming by Ustream Also watch the 60 minutes interview below with Morley Safer, as Cardinal Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America. In the video below Fr. Robert Barron discusses why Cardinal Dolan is a great preacher. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfpdpvZPwrg&w=640&h=360]

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