Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered invocations at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, but his words in the two venues contained significant differences.
In both invocations, Dolan offered veiled references to the ways in which party positions on social and economic issues are at odds, to some extent, with Catholic doctrines. For the Democrats, that meant same-sex marriage and abortion. For the Republicans, that meant immigration and concern for the needy.
Schmalz concludes: ”In the clamor of both conventions, I wonder whether anyone had the space to listen to Dolan, let alone to God.”
(Full disclosure: I’m a Catholic.)