And Archbishop Dolan got congrats from

… the president!!!

"YONKERS, N.Y. - President Barack Obama called New York’s new Roman Catholic archbishop Monday to offer his prayers and congratulations, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan said as he visited a suburban seminary.

The former archbishop of Milwaukee described the call as “extraordinarily gracious” and said he invited Obama to his installation on April 15. He said the president had told him, “I assure you of my prayers.”

There was no official word from the White House on the conversation.

The new archbishop and Obama spoke briefly about the country’s financial problems, Dolan said. Dolan even managed to inject some humor into their exchange, suggesting the church hold additional collections, he said.

He said that when he received the call, he initially thought it was his brother playing a joke. "

AP, 2/23/09

Did the President assure him of his support in the fight against the culture of death in this country?

I, for one, join the President in congratulating Archbishop Dolan on his new appointment. I pray his ministry will open the eyes of many to the presence of our Lord.

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