This is a man who stands in defense of the unborn.
In his inaugural homily this afternoon, Abp. Dolan borrowed the image of a mother bear defending her cubs. As he spoke out in defense of the unborn, of protection for “the tiny baby in the womb,” his brother priests, and nearly all those present in the Cathedral (except, I learned a few minutes ago, for the mayor of New York) rose in a prolonged, energetic ovation. The applause lasted well over a minute.
You can stream the homily – some excellent theology, too, on the life and nature of Church – via Fr Z’s blog.
Update by Matt April 16th. The National Review gets it.
The new archbishop of New York takes the road less traveled.