The archbishopric of New York has been held by some larger-than-life personalities. The latest incumbent, who has also taken New York and America by storm, is the gregarious Timothy Dolan.
John Allen sat down with now soon-to-be Cardinal Dolan for some extensive interviews. This book, verbatim selections from those 30-some hours of formal conversation, is the result.
John Allen is a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, an “independent Catholic” newspaper. A certain bias flows through the book: Questions about issues like women priests take up a fair chunk of the text. Allen’s context-setting introductions that begin each chapter generally treat Church teaching and dissenters as...READ MORE