Priest sex abuse to be top papal priority

SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The next Roman Catholic pope's primary priority will be confronting priest sex abuse scandals, a top cardinal said Thursday in Brazil.
Cardinal Dolan questioned on sex abuse

Cardinal Dolan questioned on sex abuse

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Lawyers questioned Cardinal Timothy Dolan for three hours during a legal deposition in New York about the sexual abuse of children by priests, officials said.

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Pope on retreat before stepping down

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI will be on a spiritual retreat and not receiving visitors until five days before he steps down as pontiff, the Vatican said Monday.
Pope Benedict XVI to resign, cites health

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, cites health

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he will resign Feb. 28 because his health forced him "to recognize my incapacity" in leading the Catholic Church.

Bishops unhappy with contraception option

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Roman Catholic bishops said religious-affiliated employers aren't free of a birth control mandate despite the Obama administration's revised plan.

N.Y. Diocese: Charity not enough for poor

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Catholic archbishop of New York says "too much rhetoric in the country portrays poor people in a very negative way" and the poor need more than charity.

Cardinal Dolan to pray at GOP convention

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the most prominent U.S. Catholic leader, is to give the closing prayer at the Republican convention, officials said.
Cardinal linked to payments to abusers

Cardinal linked to payments to abusers

MILWAUKEE, May 31 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, approved payments to Catholic priests suspected of abuse in the Milwaukee archdiocese, church documents show.
Cardinal Dolan OK with Mormon president

Cardinal Dolan OK with Mormon president

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that while there may be reasons not to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, his religion should not be one.
Pope elevates 22 new cardinals

Pope elevates 22 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI elevated 22 cardinals Saturday in a Vatican ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica, officials said

Top priest banished for child sex abuse

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A top New York City priest been sentenced to "a life of prayer and penance" by the Vatican for molesting as many as 10 children decades ago.

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New York's archbishop named cardinal

New York's archbishop named cardinal

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Archbishop Timothy Dolan, head of the Archdiocese of New York, is one of 22 new cardinals named Friday by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican said.
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Timothy Dolan
Archbishop Timothy Dolan participates in the Archdiocese of New York Mass of Installation for Dolan, April 15, 2009 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The former Milwaukee archbishop is taking over the most visible American job in the Roman Catholic Church and the nation's second-largest diocese after Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Susan Watts/POOL)

Timothy Michael Dolan (born February 6, 1950) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the tenth and current Archbishop of New York, having previously served as Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.

The eldest of five children, Timothy Dolan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert (d. 1977) and Shirley (née Radcliffe) Dolan. His father was an aircraft engineer, working as a floor supervisor at McDonnell Douglas. He has two brothers, one of whom is a former radio talk-show host, and two sisters. The family later moved to Ballwin, where they attended Holy Infant Church. He exhibited a strong interest in the priesthood from an early age, once saying, "I can never remember a time I didn’t want to be a priest." He would also pretend to celebrate Mass as a child.

Dolan entered St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South in Shrewsbury in 1964, and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College. He was sent by John Cardinal Carberry to further his studies in Rome, where he attended the Pontifical North American College and the Angelicum, earning a Licentiate of Sacred Theology.

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