What a joy it has been to celebrate my first Christmas as Archbishop of New York.
Here is a copy of my homily from Midnight Mass. An audio clip of the homily is now online here.
A blessed Christmas to all!
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I understand A-Bp Dolan knows Bishop Morlino (of Madison) from when he was in Milwaukee. Well here’s Bp. Morlino’s Midnight Mass homily.
When our Eucharistic worship is accompanied by a simple, profound, homily, boldly and joyfully proclaimed, it inspires the faithful beyond measure. Your homily proclaimed to our secularized culture that Catholic worship can and does lift us up above the tawdry; Catholic worship as the Church-at-prayer gradually transforms us and the culture into the likeness of Christ.
In the Midnight Mass, we again experienced that Catholic faith, beauty and the arts are inseparable. The cathedral’s beauty continues to overwhelm its visitors with what is human yet transcendent.
Thank you, Archbishop Dolan, for your homily and for your gracious presence at Midnight Mass and then to the other liturgies you celebrated.
Merry Christmas to you as well! May the Christ Child enter more fully into our Church and our lives!
A blessed Christmas to you as well, your Excellency. Thank you for sharing a most wonderful homily with us!
You are all blessed to have such a Wonderful person as Archbishop Timothy Dolan. I grew up with him in the town of Ballwin Mo. in the parish of Holy Infant. Our families are still close to this day. Merry Christmas to you Archbishop Dolan. Claudine is here with me in Atlanta too and sends her love!!!
Wonderful homily, Your Excellency! Wish I could have been at St. Patrick’s to hear it in person!
A blessed Christmas season to you from here in Upstate New York!
Dear Archbishop Dolan, I was thrilled to find your blog on the archdiocesan website.
I have read and thoroughly appreciated your wonderful Christmas homily and will return again to your blog. I had the privilege of meeting you briefly in 1989 when you were assigned to the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC. I part of a group of the John Carroll Society heading to Italy on a wonderful pilgrimage and we were invited to the Embassy. Now I am a parishoner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in the Arlington, Virginia, diocese and – small world indeed – one of your priests from Milwaukee, Father Ricardo Martin, is now resident in our parish while he is studying at Catholic University. May God bless your continued service to God and his people in New York.
Dear Archbishop Dolan,
I agree with Sue, Joan Amy, etc…Your Midnight Mass homily was wonderful. I sent it to at least ten of my best friends…Thank you and a blessed New Year to all,
all new info,much appreciated,keep it comin’
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