As to those who stated they had heard "good things" about Archbishop Dolan, I agree. I remember, upon his appointment to the Archdiocese of NY, hearing that he was such a "great guy". Problem, was - I could never find any hard facts as to why he was so wonderful. He was painted as a happy-go-lucky character who had a friendly face, a smile on his lips, and a joke on his tongue. Well, good for him - but that's not exactly the most important criteria for appointing Archbishops.
When I tried to find factual reports as to where Dolan stood/stands, I came up with troubling info. While in Milwaukee, he was revered by higher-ups for "settling" abuse cases - but he failed to expose a number of abuse cases himself. As Mimi stated, he authorized the Common Ground group. He presided over that travesty of a "mass" at St. Francis Xavier. These are just some examples.
As to those who question his full knowledge of what was happening at the Mass, he definitely had full knowledge. St. Francis Xavier has been promoting the LGBT lifestyle openly for decades now. With just that info. alone, why would Dolan preside over a Mass there? Beyond that, Dolan sat there watching and encouraging all the abuses that went on in front of him. We can't defend him by saying he was naive to this. It is his JOB to know all of this and it is his JOB to stop abuses such as those that took place in the church that day. He is the HEAD of the Archdiocese.
It seems that when stories are told of this bishop or that bishop being one of the "good ones" (a la Dolan or Schonborn) we ought to do our homework to find out for ourselves just what exactly these men stand for.
PS - One of the parishioners of St. Francis wrote (under the youtube vid) that every detail was planned and well-known in advance - as of course it would be. Additionally, bishops always have "advance-men" to get all details about events the Bishop will preside over.