One-on-one interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Fox 6

[with video]

Posted on: 10:20 pm, April 29, 2012, by Ted Perry

HUBERTUS — Even before he was installed as Milwaukee’s Archbishop, there was a sense among Catholics that Timothy Dolan would not be in Milwaukee long, and they were right. Saturday, April 28th, Cardinal Dolan made a trip back to Milwaukee and held Mass at Holy Hill — his first trip back since he was elevated to Cardinal. FOX6′s Ted Perry sat down with Dolan for a one-on-one interview before he celebrated Mass.

62-year-old Timothy Dolan bursts into a room the way he arrived in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 10 years ago. Early on, he spoke with the optimism that Catholics had longed to hear and even then, was downplaying his imminent rise. Back in 2002, Dolan said he was going to die in Milwaukee, and this weekend, he said he meant it. “I was relishing spending the rest of my life in Milwaukee because I loved it here,” Dolan said.

Dolan’s critics say he didn’t do enough to move along the healing process regarding the clergy sex abuse scandal – a point Dolan concedes, but not for lack of effort. More recent sore points for Catholics are changes to the Mass, which many find simply unnecessary, and a recent rebuke of Catholic nuns by the Vatican for straying from church doctrine.

“From the beginning, what do you see? That the church had challenges, difficulties, people leaving, divisions, dissents, wrong teaching. We’ve seen it since the beginning,” Dolan said.

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