NEW YORK (NY)
Archdiocese of New York
By Cardinal Timothy Dolan
July 15, 2020
Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York,
May I intrude on what I hope is a relaxing summer with a not-so-pleasant subject?
Last week, the Associated Press published a scurrilous article, heavy on innuendo, about Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, charitable organizations, and other institutions that rightly received assistance from the federal government to pay their employees during the Covid-19 crisis. Many news outlets picked up the story, which implied that there was something amiss in Catholic institutions receiving paycheck protection money. Many of you have called or emailed me, wanting to know if the story was true. My answer, quite simply, is absolutely not! It was misleading at best, outright false at worst. Here’s why.
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