Cardinal Timothy Dolan is our hero this week.
After Cardinal Dolan was invited by Republicans to pray at their national convention, he offered to pray at the Democratic National Convention as well.
Refusing his offer at first, Democrats changed their minds and invited him to give the benediction at their convention.
Dolan has long been a leading voice in defense of life and traditional marriage and, even in this challenging setting, his beautiful benediction reflects his beliefs in a wonderful way.
Thank God for leaders of courage and conviction at this troubled time in our nation's history!
Here is the video of Cardinal Dolan's powerful and pointed prayer. Listen as he speaks of respect for all human life and the importance of preserving religious liberty in America.
"Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us 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." ~Cardinal Timothy Dolan
"Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature’s God," Dolan prayed. "Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community." ~Cardinal Timothy Dolan